- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Former late-night television host David Letterman eviscerated President Trump in a rare interview, calling the president a “goon” who lacks any core principles.

The 70-year-old comedian told GQ magazine in its upcoming June issue that while he has “no reason” to regret hosting Mr. Trump multiple times on “Late Night,” he is very “disappointed” that his former guest is now representing the country.

“It makes me sick,” Mr. Letterman said. “But we always looked forward to having him on. He was a great guest. He was just a big, wealthy dope who’d come on and we would make fun of his hair. I would refer to him as a slumlord. But now, this goon … I don’t know.

“He’s demonstrated himself to be a man without a core, a man without a soul,” he added. “Is there a guy in there?”

Mr. Letterman said he would “love” to have 90 minutes with the president in a TV studio so he could ask him why he is the way he is now.

“I would just like to say, ‘All right, Don: What the f– happened?’” he said.

Mr. Letterman hasn’t held back criticism for Mr. Trump in the past. In a March interview with Vulture, he called the president a “stupid son of a b–-” whose ignorance is “insulting to the office” he holds. He also called the president “despicable” and “repugnant to people.”

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