David Letterman Calls Donald Trump ‘Repugnant … Despicable’

By Mark Joyella 

Former CBS late night host David Letterman minces no words talking about Donald Trump in an interview to air on NBC this weekend, calling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee “repugnant” and “despicable.”

NBC’s Tom Brokaw interviewed Letterman for the limited run series On Assignment (Sunday, 7 p.m. ET), and asked Letterman if he didn’t miss having his perch on The Late Show to take on the 2016 election:

TOM BROKAW: Listen, you’re not on the air during one of the wackiest, potentially dislocating election years of our lifetime. Donald Trump, Hillary, Bernie Sanders. Are there times when you just say, “God, I’d like to be on tonight. I’d like to be talking about this–”

DAVID LETTERMAN: Well– I understand that he’s repugnant to people. But, you tell me, the men putting together the Constitution, witnessing this election, wouldn’t they have just said, “That’s part of the way we set it up. Good luck”?

BROKAW: You’re absolutely right. He didn’t cheat by getting the nomination–

LETTERMAN: Right. There’s nothing illegal going on. It’s just he’s despicable. And in this very school … and … everybody’s school, you hear “the great thing about America is anybody can grow up to be president.” Ooh, jeez. I (LAUGHTER) guess that might be true.