- The Washington Times - Friday, June 10, 2016

Former “Late Show” host David Letterman took the opportunity during an interview with “Dateline NBC” airing Sunday to bash presumed GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Mr. Letterman, who retired from late-night television in 2015 after 33 years, sat down with NBC’s Tom Brokaw, who asked him if he wishes he were still hosting his show in the current political climate.

“You’re not on the air during one of the wackiest, potentially dislocating election years of our lifetime,” said journalist Tom Brokaw from the comedian’s hometown of Indianapolis. “Are there times when you say, ‘God I’d like to be on tonight. I’d like to be talking about this’?”

“Well I understand that [Mr. Trump] is repugnant to people,” Mr. Letterman replied, Politico reported Friday. “But you tell me, the men putting together the Constitution, witnessing this election, wouldn’t they have just said, ‘Well, that’s part of the way we set it up. Good luck.’ There’s nothing illegal going on. He’s just despicable.”

Mr. Trump, who is known to take to Twitter to fire back at his critics, hadn’t responded to Mr. Letterman’s insults as of Friday afternoon, choosing instead to focus on presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“I rarely agree with President Obama — however he is 100% correct about Crooked Hillary Clinton. Great ad!” Mr. Trumptweeted Friday, linking to a 2008 Obama campaign commercial depicting Mrs. Clinton as a candidate who “will say anything to get elected.”

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