After being out of the CBS “Late Show” limelight for almost two years, David Letterman appears to have built up a backlog of things to say about Donald Trump. The late-night legend unloaded some of that backlog in a wide-ranging interview with New York Magazine’s Vulture.com.
Asked about Jimmy Fallon’s notorious hair-mussing softball interview with Trump on NBC’s “Tonight Show,” Letterman said: “I don’t want to criticize Jimmy Fallon, but I can only tell you what I would have done in that situation: I would have gone to work on Trump.”
Letterman added that given the opportunity to interview Trump now, “I would just start with a list. ‘You did this. You did that. Don’t you feel stupid for having done that, Don? And who’s this goon Steve Bannon, and why do you want a white supremacist as one of your advisers? Come on, Don, we both know you’re lying. Now, stop it.’ I think I would be in the position to give him a bit of a scolding and he would have to sit there and take it. Yeah, I would like an hour with Donald Trump; an hour and a half.”
Letterman also offered his thoughts on his “Late Show” replacement, Stephen Colbert, and on why CBS didn’t replace him with a woman. Click here to read the full interview.
Letterman famously pinned Trump down back in 2012 about his products’ being manufactured in China and other countries while he was criticizing the outsourcing of U.S. jobs. Here’s a little bit of that interview …