Tuesday, March 7, 2017

David Letterman Sounds Off About Trump Again

Okay, so I know I just wrote a blog entry yesterday about David Letterman, and particularly about his dislike for Trump.

Still, I found this online yesterday night. Kind of stumbled upon it, truth be told, and opened it to find some new stuff that Letterman has to say about Trump.

Here, he talks about Trump's ignorance, and cites the president's criticism of Congressman and civil rights champion John Lewis in particular:

“He’s ignorant in a way that’s insulting to the office, insulting to America, insulting to human rights, insulting to civil rights, insulting to John Lewis. Trump saying that broke my heart. I thought, ‘You stupid son of a bitch. You ought to have known better than that.’

“Lewis goes down there and gets a goddamned skull fracture. I mean, Trumpy will never have to worry about a skull fracture because of the hair.” 

He also took a shot at Trump's honesty in a telling quote here:

“How do you know if Donald Trump is lying? His lips are moving.”


Yet, there is more than a little bit of truth to that. It has been a real problem, because Trump has lied so often since the beginning of his campaign, that newspapers and other news sources have found it extremely difficult to keep up with all of the lies, which makes fact checking and holding him accountable much harder. To make matters worse, Trump has surrounded himself with a cabinet which, almost to a person, lies as frequently, relentlessly and unapologetically as he himself does, even if that is hard to believe.

We all know that late night comedy hosts now routinely make a big part of their career about poking fun at politicians, and Letterman seems to wish that he was still on his show, so that he could skewer President Trump:

“[P]eople would have to come and take me off the stage. ‘Dave, that’s enough about Trump. We’ve run out of tape.’” 

Indeed, I can imagine how rich in material the comedy one-liners that Letterman was famous for might be if he were still doing Late Nite. Can you imagine the jokes, and the Top Ten lists, which surely would have seen Trump and his cronies on the business end of?

Alas, Letterman is retired, and his show is done/ Still, it has been taken over by someone who might have even more to say about Trump, so at least there is that.

David Letterman weighs in on 'Trumpy' BY OLIVIA BEAVERS - 03/06/17

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