David Letterman: People Should Have Shunned Donald Trump By Now

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David Letterman said voters should have shunned Donald Trump after he mocked a reporter’s disability during a rally.

(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Spike TV)

(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Spike TV)

In an interview with the New York Times, the former late night host said he would have “gone after” the Republican nominee if he still had a show. (RELATED: David Letterman Is Completely Unrecognizable Now That He’s Retired)

“I can remember him doing an impression, behind a podium, of a reporter for The New York Times who has a congenital disorder,” Letterman said. “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.”

“If I had a show, I would have gone right after him,” he continued. “I would have said something like, ‘Hey, nice to see you. Now, let me ask you: what gives you the right to make fun of a human who is less fortunate, physically, than you are?’ And maybe that’s where it would have ended.”


“Because I don’t know anything about politics. I don’t know anything about trade agreements. I don’t know anything about China devaluing the yuan. 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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(Photo: Getty Images)

Letterman predicted that Hillary Clinton will crush Trump in November.

“I kept telling people he will absolutely not get elected,” he said. (RELATED: You’re Going To Want To Watch David Letterman’s Last Opening Monologue)

“And then David Brooks said he’ll get the nomination and he will be crushed in the general election. And I thought: Yeah, that’s exactly what’s going to happen. I stand by that. The thing about Trumpy was, I think people just were amused enough about him to keep him afloat in the polls, because nobody wanted the circus to pull up and leave town.”