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'You’re a person to be shunned': Letterman rips into Trump again


By Kyle O'Brien, Creative Works Editor

October 7, 2016 | 2 min read

Over the past few years, David Letterman has proven that he is no fan of Donald Trump. In 2012, Letterman had Trump on his show. Trump said some not very favorable things about President Obama, to which Letterman suggested that Trump was being racist. After the show, Trump insisted that Letterman apologize. Letterman did nothing of the sort, even going on a 3 minute rant about the incident on his show and doubling down on his claims, adding that he basically said dumb things too often.

There is still no love lost between the two, even as Letterman enjoys his retirement.

In the New York Times recently, as reported by several outlets, including Variety, Letterman did a Q&A with the paper and essentially said that he assumed that voters would turn off from Trump early in the campaign after he insulted Mexicans and made fun of a reporter with a congenital disorder. He then went on to call Trump out on his various offenses.

“If you can do that in a national forum, that says to me that you are a damaged human being,” Letterman said in an interview to promote his inclusion in the National Geographic series ‘Years of Living Dangerously,’ “If you can do that, and not apologize, you’re a person to be shunned.”

Letterman recalled that early on in his career, Trump would come on his show and the two would joke around, Trump would take some gentle ribbing, and they would generally make fun and funny television.

Letterman stopped the line of interviewing on Trump, but did add that he may think that he needs psychological help.

“I don’t know anything about politics,” he said in the interview. “But if you see somebody who’s not behaving like any other human you’ve known, that means something. They need an appointment with a psychiatrist. They need a diagnosis and they need a prescription.”

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