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Jay Leno: Politics Was Funnier When ‘Clinton Was Horny’ And ‘Bush Was Dumb’

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Jay Leno misses the days when politicians would “grab a beer” together after arguing.

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During an interview on “The Bernie and Sid Show” Wednesday, the former late night host fondly recalled the “era when Clinton was horny and Bush was dumb.”

“You know, it was what we called a simpler time,” Leno said. “I’m sort of glad I wasn’t in this one. This is like the ugliest campaign.”

“Ultimately there’s a negative effect,” he added. “Look at the whole country, the whole country is bummed out. It’s too ugly. You fall into that trap if you have a late night show, everybody ends up doing the same Trump joke each night.”

Leno hosted “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” for 12 years. He retired from late night in 2014.

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