Letterman seemed to get along quite well with The Donald for decades UNTIL…
…Trump became a Republican.
What. A. Coincidence.
President Trump’s party switch certainly seems to have significantly reduced his friend group.
Coincidentally, the long, “Santa-beard” sported by Letterman in his “retirement” seems to indicate some virtue-signaling, anti-Trump tendencies just like what is currently afflicting former funny-man Jim Carrey.
In a rare interview with The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast, Letterman talks about how he’s come to realize that Donald J. Trump is now “psychotic” and a “soulless bastard” as well as unrecognizable with the man that had been on his show more than 30 times.
David Letterman says Donald Trump has become a ‘soulless b*****d’ and is now unrecognizable from the man he interviewed dozens of times on his late night talk shows.
Letterman hosted NBC’s ‘Late Night With David Letterman’ followed by ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ on CBS between 1982 and 2015.
Awards Chatter host, Scott Feinberg revealed to the former late-night star that over the course of Letterman’s 33-year career, he hosted Donald Trump more than 30 times.
‘More than 30?’ Letterman replied. ‘Wow! You’re welcome, America.’
Taking a more serious tone, the 72-year-old went on to say that he thinks the President has changed significantly from his days as a New York businessman.
‘I think he just liked being on TV,’ Letterman told Feinberg. ‘I had no sense that he was the soulless b*****d that he’s turned into.’
‘Everybody says, “Oh, wouldn’t you like to talk to Donald Trump?” And I would. I would just like to say, “Don, it’s Dave. Remember me?” I want to talk to the real Donald Trump.’
‘Because I now don’t know which is the real Donald Trump, and if the Donald Trump that I was talking to [back then] was the real Donald Trump, how do you get to be the guy he is now?’
Letterman says that the President’s behavior is the real problem, though.
He continued: ‘Politics notwithstanding – let’s just say everything is great and he’s done a great job, but he still behaves the way he behaves – who behaves like that?’
‘He used to be kind of like the boob of New York that pretended to be wealthy, or we thought was wealthy, and now he’s just a psychotic. Is that putting too fine a point on it?’
In his closing remarks on Trump, Letterman reiterated his appeal to speak to the President, saying: ‘I would just like to talk to the guy, because, as I said before, he knows me, I know him — what the hell went wrong?!’
Here is The Donald appearing on Late Night in 1987. This was his first in-studio appearance:
Here is a 2015 appearance of a “pre-escalator” Donald J. Trump on Letterman’s show:
Is it me or does The Donald look (pretty much) the same, sound the same, and yet… he and Letterman seem to be getting along just fine. Sure, they disagree on policy points, but, they still appear to be pretty genial with each other.
During a 1997 interview, Donald even joked about setting up Letterman with his ex-wife Marla Maples.
In 1997 Letterman asked Trump to describe a nice deed he did for someone recently. Trump replied, ‘Well I married Marla and now I’m giving her a big settlement’.
After separating from her he even offered to set Letterman up with Maples, to which the host joked ‘I’m going to wait and see how she makes out in the prenup’.
It wasn’t always so chummy, though.
But there has been beef between the two. Letterman slammed his long-time show guest as a racist for claiming that Barack Obama was not born in America.
Trump in turn boycotted the ‘Late Show’ over his insult. A year and a half later Letterman apologized in 2017.
Despite sharing chummy and friendly relationship that spanned over three decades, Letterman has been clear about his stance on the president.
‘I have insight now that heretofore I did not have,’ Letterman said to the Hollywood Reporter in 2017 after apologizing about calling Trump a racist. ‘What we need now is somebody like myself to sit down with him and calmly get him to sign some papers and then have him leave the White House.’
Source: Daily mail
This isn’t the first time that Letterman has complained about how much he thinks that Donald Trump has changed, he spoke about it with the harpies on The View at the end of May and called the President of the United States a goon.
This is yet another one of those moments where virtue-signaling late night hosts are attempting to apologize for humanizing President Trump. It’s the Jimmy Fallon hair-tousling apology all over again, this time it’s about Letterman promoting Trump on his show for 33 years.
You know what would be nice? If any celebrity that is firmly on the left could name a single conservative politician — someone that is clearly not a RINO — that they don’t think of as “psychotic” or “soulless bastards.” This is why political discourse has gone out of the window. It’s become “Us vs. Them” and “Good vs. Evil.” Guess which side they think that the GOP is on?
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