David Letterman, former host of the Late Show on CBS, is breaking his silence on Donald Trump. And he’s not pulling any punches either. Letterman called the president a “stupid son of a bitch” in a recent interview with Vulture.
Letterman made his comments in response to the president’s take on Rep. John Lewis, a Democratic Congressman who chose to boycott the inauguration earlier this year. Letterman described Lewis, a Civil Rights icon, in admirable terms, while taking time to poke fun at and admonish President Trump for his reaction.
In his time as a fighter for Civil Rights, Lewis received “a goddamned skull fracture,” Letterman points out. “I mean, Trumpy will never have to worry about a skull fracture because of the hair.”
He added, “But in addition to every other thing that’s wrong with the Trump, 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.”
Letterman also comments on Stephen Colbert, the successor to his Late Show program. “A lot of people have been able to root themselves in the Trump tsunami, and Stephen is one of them,” Letterman says. But is the show good, in his opinion? “I can’t say much about [Colbert], because I just don’t watch” late night TV.
While host himself, Letterman also made jokes at Trump’s expense on a few occasions, including one time bringing up the fact that many of Trump’s products were made overseas, and not in America.
Chris Walker has been writing about political issues for the past decade, including for sites such as Elite Daily, AMERICAblog, and Mic. You can follow him on Twitter @thatchriswalker.