Semi-retired talk show host David Letterman wants Democrats to quit whining about President Donald Trump.
Letterman recently sat down with Willie Geist from Sunday Today and unloaded on the 45th President. But he also cautioned opponents of Trump to “stop yacking about what a goon he is” and settle things in the 2020 election.
Letterman went on to say:
“I love being an American, but I don’t feel [Trump] represents me.”
His comments ended up sparking controversy.
When asked about how he’d approach the Trump presidency, Letterman said:
“head-on and inelegant.”
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— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 17, 2019
"I'm sick and tired of everybody wringing their hands about this…let's just settle this at the next election. Let’s just stop yacking about what a goon he is." — David Letterman on Trump
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) May 17, 2019
President Trump’s constant lies and unethical conduct makes it easy to obsess about his every move. And weirdly, it seems like he feeds off that negative publicity and outrage.
For David Letterman, Trump is like the evil Lord Voldemort. The more you say his name, the more powerful he becomes.
In that respect, the former late-night host makes a compelling point.
Maybe Democrats should stop talking about Trump so much and focus solely on winning in 2020.
Letterman’s fans cheered his takedown of Trump.
I miss Letterman's sense of humor! He was always my favorite late night guy! While there are some wonderful talent on now, Letterman will always be the tops! 😊
— US Hippie🌊🌊🌊 (@UsHippie) May 17, 2019
I'm with Dave.
— Clyle Alt (@clylealt) May 18, 2019
Always the diplomat, David.
And he's right.
— Kim Hunter (@KimHunter22) May 17, 2019
But plenty on Twitter didn’t agree they should “stop yacking” about Trump.
yeah… problem is, every time I try to do that, he either: 1. lies, 2. breaks the law, 3. obstructs justice, 4. does something stupid, 5. lies, or 6. lies.. plus the whole wasting our millions on his awful cheating golf and racist maga rally thing.
— Kenny Williams (@ksw2011) May 17, 2019
Stick to retirement Dave
Televised hearings work https://t.co/v68SZlYlBH
— Greg Wilson (@joke2power) May 17, 2019
Agreed. The fortissimo of this hack job symphony is going to be hair raising.
— Arsen Zakarian (@ZakarianArso) May 17, 2019
Indeed. But trump is like a train wreck, you can't help but notice and talk about the nonsense.
— Two Thumbs (@TwoThumbs5) May 17, 2019
One thing’s clear:
Trump supporters REALLY don’t like Letterman speaking out.
— 🇺🇸-Here's_Johnny-🇺🇸 (@Sportster5280) May 17, 2019
I didn’t like Obama as President but I accepted it. David is a sore loser!
— Paul Kissinger (@PaulKissinger) May 18, 2019
Letterman should go back in his cave.
— PCL1963 (@PCL1963) May 18, 2019
I'd call the show "Angry rich spoiled comedians who aren't funny"
— rick dahle (@RickDahle) May 17, 2019
Of course, one can both “yack” about Trump and prepare to vote blue in 2020.
We can do both, David, thanks.
— Gabe Rose For Higher (@heroseforhigher) May 17, 2019
And Letterman’s not alone in bracing for the 2020 election.
Most americans don't like either. He lost the election for almos 3 million votes even with the help of Russia and Wikileaks.
— julio t (@Julio1965T) May 18, 2019
In a perfect world, we’d all stop obsessing over Trump. Wouldn’t that be nice?
But when you’ve got a Commander-in-Chief who literally can’t stop committing crimes and obstructing justice, it’s alarming to honest Americans. Nobody should sit back silently while this goes on.
Sorry Dave, we’re not going to stop “yacking” about our sketchy President until he’s out of office.
Letterman’s right about one thing, though. Let’s get focused on kicking Trump to the curb in 2020.