- The Washington Times - Friday, May 17, 2019

Former late-night host David Letterman said he’s “sick and tired” of people bellyaching over what a “goon” President Trump is and hopes it will finally end with his reelection loss in 2020.

“As an American, I don’t like this man as a president of our country,” the former “Late Show” host told NBC’s Today show in an interview that will air Sunday. “I love being an American, but I don’t feel he represents me and I don’t like that.”

“Even with other presidents that I’ve disagreed with, politically, I felt like, ‘OK, I can live with their representation,’” he said. “But I’m sick and tired of everybody wringing their hands about this — ‘Oh my God, did you hear what he did?’ OK, let’s just settle this at the next election. Let’s just stop yakking about what a goon he is.”

Mr. Letterman, who left cable in 2015 and now hosts a talk show on Netflix, said he’s thankful he’s not hosting late night during the Trump era.

“The people who are in charge now do a really good job of it,” he said of the current late-night lineup. “As I’ve said before, it’s like painting the Golden Gate Bridge, you know, as soon as you’re done, you got to start all over and it would be the same night after night after night after night.

“My approach would have been head on, and probably inelegant, probably really inelegant,” he said. “And the worst that could happen is now you would say something for which you would have to apologize. … You can’t apologize to this guy.”

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