In Friday’s New York Times interview with David Letterman titled “David Letterman Has No Love For ‘Damaged’ Trump,” the former “Late Show” host opened up about what a terrible president Donald Trump would make.
Despite claiming that he knew little about politics, Letterman stated that it’s fair game to go after Trump for how he treats other people.
Showing little restraint in his approach of taking down the Republican presidential candidate, Letterman said that Trump is frankly “a person to be shunned.” Letterman cited a particularly horrible incident in which Trump mimicked a reporter with a congenital disorder, and never showed remorse afterwards despite receiving criticism.
Letterman said, “I can remember him doing an impression, behind a podium, of a reporter for The New York Times who has a congenital disorder. And then I thought, ‘If this was somebody else – if this was a member of your family or a next door neighbor, a guy at work – you would immediately distance yourself from that person.’ And that’s what I thought would happen. Because if you can do that in a national forum, that says to me that you are a damaged human being. If you can do that, and not apologize, you’re a person to be shunned... Now, let me ask you: What gives you the right to make fun of a human who is less fortunate, physically, than you are?"
When Trump made an appearance on the “Late Show” with Letterman, he completely called him out for his hypocrisy. The clip below shows Letterman “exposing” China and Bangladesh as the manufacturing locations of Trump’s clothing lines right after Trump explained how overseas factories are taking away from the American economy.
While Trump is just behind Hillary Clinton by five points in the polls, and the election is a month away, it is critical for celebrities to use their platform to speak out against Trump's duplicity.
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