Discussion: Letterman Says He Would've Ripped Into Trump If He Still Had A Late Night Show

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That’s what the op-ed pages of newspapers are for.


Trump is the guy at a party who’s so obnoxious that everyone finds a reason to get away from him. His policies are nothing short of confused, weird, senseless. His speeches are mainly bragging and insults. While I don’t like Pence and I thoroughly despise Cruz, I understand that some people support their views. What I don’t understand is why anyone supports Trump.


Go, Dave! When you think about it, it’s bizarre how much Trump gets away with. He has the stamp of the GOP, a supposedly reason-based, respectable political organization, which actually no longer represents reasonable points of view, although the media covers it as if it deserves the same respect the reality-based and humane Dem party deserves.

Realistically, media should be saying things like Dave suggested–what gives you the right to treat someone like that? And they should be saying, “We know that what you said is just not true, here’s the data or truth” and “That’s not what you said before, here’s the video.” And “That just makes no sense at all.”

But he gets to put out this BS because of “balanced coverage.”

Dave was curmudgeon who was occasionally a mensch. On politics, he refused to let the B.S. slide just to keep the fun going. Fallon’s playing cute with Trump was disgusting.


Did you see the time Rush Limbaugh was on his show? It was glorious!

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Man do I miss Dave. Will never forget his quip when McCain suspended his campaign as the '08 economic crisis hit. “Maybe he’s supsending the campaign because the poll numbers aren’t looking great? They’re putting something in his metamucil.”


I’m fine with Dave taking the show back from Fallon, the talentless drunk who laughs at his own jokes harder than anyone else ever will.

edit: sorry I made a leap based on the article. i guess Letterman’s old slot is now Stephen Colbert’s. Still though, Letterman can have Fallon’s show as far as I’m concerned.


With Les Moonves signing his paycheck, Dave wouldn’t have gotten away with it for long, or maybe at all. There is no way Les would have let Dave call out Les’s cash cow, no matter how accurate it was.

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If only Dave owned a production company that would let him quickly whip up a prime-time, Drumpf-thumping tv special…

Hey, wait a minute


“If you see somebody who’s not behaving like any other human you’ve known, that means something.”

Trouble is, a racist, sexist, ignorant, hateful bigot like Trump reminds the GOP base of everybody they know.


“…If you can do that, and not apologize, you’re a person to be shunned.”

Is that a word still in the dictionary?
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“And then I thought, if this was somebody else—if this was a member of your family or a next-door neighbor, a guy at work—you would immediately distance yourself from that person,” Letterman said. “And that’s what I thought would happen. Because if you can do that in a national forum, that says to me that you are a damaged human being. If you can do that, and not apologize, you’re a person to be shunned."

Yep, pretty much…


Isn’t the second paragraph Donnie’s economic plan in a concise nutshell?

Trump economic advisers blame Clintons for 2008 financial crisis

Donald Trump’s economic advisers blame Bill and Hillary Clinton for the 2008 financial crisis, according to a statement posted to the Republican presidential nominee’s website Friday.

During the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton attributed the economic collapse to — “in large part” — “tax policies that slashed taxes on the wealthy, failed to invest in the middle class, took their eyes off of Wall Street, and created a perfect storm.”

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How about a YouTube, David . . . Obermann does them all the time.


because Trump yells out beliefs that folks like Pence and Cruz say politely.


When I saw Trump mocking the reporter I was reminded of all the jackasses I went to junior high school with.


Letterman said Trump remained popular during the Republican presidential primaries “because nobody wanted the circus to pull up and leave town,” and offered advice to those, like Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who are tempted to scrap publicly with The Donald: “Kids, if you turn off the light, the moths will stop coming.”

you can’t have it both ways Dave.


The immense, legendary, unbridled power the Clintons have, according to Trump and the GOP, is stunning! They are the two most powerful people in history!!! Their reach is limitless! They can travel through time! Between dimensions! They are Gods!! She can affect the nation’s economy from the seat of the junior Senator from New York! Bill can too! Even as a civilian, he does the I dream of Genie thing, and boom! Financial madness!!!

They are the Alpha and the Omega!!!



I like your comment x a million.

I cannot stand Jimmy Fallon.


Big fan of Dave over the years but he proves his bias or sheer laziness and willingness to believe what todays media serves up. All of you are certainly capable of better so please read and watch this and stop spreading the false narrative. Trump is no saint but he didn’t mock that reporter and don’t be so quick to believe what you read or hear. Corporate media manipulation. We the people need to push back. Words and pictures below… Draw your own conclusions. Luck to all.