'A Damaged Human Being': David Letterman Says Trump Should Be 'Shunned'
It's safe to say that David Letterman is not voting for Donald Trump.
In an interview with the New York Times, the retired "Late Night" host said that Trump is a "damaged human being" whose offensive comments and actions make him "a person to be shunned."
Letterman explained that he's known Trump for a long time and had him as a guest on his show multiple times.
“So now, he decides he’s running for president. And right out of the box, he goes after immigrants and how they’re drug dealers and they’re rapists,” Letterman said. “And everybody swallows hard. And they think, oh, well, somebody will take him aside and say, ‘Don, don’t do that.’ But it didn’t happen.”
Letterman said that if he still had a show and had the chance to interview Trump again, he would have called out the Republican nominee.
“I would have gone right after him. 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?‘” he said. “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.”
"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."