In a new interview, David Letterman weighed in on President Trump leveling some very heavy criticism and also making jokes at his expense.
The now retired host of “The Late Show” spoke candidly about the new President and his use of Twitter. “But the idea of Twitter, Trumpy — my son, Harry, and I call him ‘Trumpy’ — has really got something with it. Rather than a laughable expression of ego run amok, it could be a useful tool.”
“If we get a president sometime soon who does not have a mental disorder, Twitter will be useful,” he added.
Letterman also spoke about Trump’s feud with civil rights icon John Lewis, saying that it broke his heart.
“He’s ignorant in a way that’s insulting to the office, insulting to America, insulting to human rights, insulting to civil rights, insulting to John Lewis. Trump saying that broke my heart. I thought, ‘You stupid son of a bitch. You ought to have known better than that,’” Letterman said.
Commenting on the fact that Lewis had received a skull fracture when he had marched in a peaceful protest in Selma, Alabama, while walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965 during what is known as “Bloody Sunday,” Letterman said “Lewis goes down there and gets a goddamned skull fracture. I mean, Trumpy will never have to worry about a skull fracture because of the hair.”
The former late night host then slammed Trump for his continuous battle with the truth. “How do you know if Donald Trump is lying? His lips are moving.”
He also said that had he still been hosting his show, his team would have had to “drag” him off stage because he would have so much to say about the President. “People would have to come and take me off the stage. ‘Dave, that’s enough about Trump. We’ve run out of tape,” he said.