- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Former late-night television host David Letterman said Americans need to “stop whining” about President Trump and figure out a way to get him out of the White House.

“We know there’s something wrong, but what I’m tired of is people, daily, nightly, on all the cable news shows telling us there’s something wrong,” Mr. Letterman told The Associated Press in an interview published Monday. “I just think we ought to direct our resources and our energies to doing something about it.

“And other people have made this point: If the guy was running Dairy Queen, he’d be gone,” he said. “This guy couldn’t work at The Gap. So why do we have to be victimized by his fecklessness, his ignorance? But it’s just the behavior is insulting to Americans, whether you voted for him or not — and I feel bad for people who did vote for him because he promised them things that they really needed and one wonders if he’s really going to come through. I know there’s trouble in this country and we need a guy who can fix that trouble. I wish it was Trump, but it’s not, so let’s just stop whining about what a goon he is and figure out a way to take him aside and put him in a home.”

Mr. Letterman made the comments alongside Sen. Al Franken, who is working with the talk show veteran on a digital series about climate change for Funny or Die, titled “Boiling the Frog with Senator Al Franken.” The six 5-minute shorts will debut every Monday on funnyordie.com.

Mr. Franken, Minnesota Democrat, said the series is meant to spread climate change awareness, which he said is under threat under the Trump administration.

“Since taking office, President Trump has decided to disregard science in order to repeatedly put the short-sighted interests of his friends in the fossil fuel industry ahead of the safety of our planet,” Mr. Franken told AP. “We hope to bring some much needed attention to this critical issue and ultimately, to help encourage people in Minnesota, Dave’s home state of Indiana and all Americans to make their voices heard and join the fight to combat climate change.”

Mr. Letterman said he’s thrilled about working with Mr. Franken, who he described as “superfunny, superintelligent and the integrity just seeps out from under his door.”

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