David Letterman Says We Need To Protect Ourselves Against ‘Trumpy’

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Mar. 6 2017, Updated 9:48 a.m. ET

David Letterman has stayed out of the limelight since retiring from late night television in 2015. In his retirement, the 69-year-old has grown a bushy white beard that’s half Santa Claus, half Papa Hemingway. But, retirement aside, in a recent interview Letterman gave in Vulture, it became clear the former late night television host is as obsessed these days with politics as the rest of us. And he’s definitely no fan of Trump.

Interviewed by the journalist David Marchese, Letterman admitted he didn’t initially think about what he would have said on The Late Show if he had still been the host when Trump was elected. However, he did have an epiphany when he was out jogging while Trump was still president-elect.

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Let’s call him. I’ve known the guy since the 80s. I was one of the few people who routinuely interviewed him. I’m not blinded by the white-hot light of ‘president-elect.’ I mean, we elected a guy with that hair? Why don’t we investigate that?”

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