David Letterman says & # 39; psychotic & # 39; President Trump is a & # 39; soulless b ***** d & # 39; has become unrecognizable from the man he has hosted more than 30 times at his shows
- Letterman appeared on the latest episode of the Hollywood Reporter's podcast
- He told host Feinberg that he wants to talk to the & # 39; real Donald Trump & # 39;
- Letterman presented Trump more than 30 times at two shows between 1982-2015
David Letterman says that Donald Trump is a & # 39; soulless b ***** d & # 39; has become unrecognizable from the man he interviewed dozens of times during his late-night talk shows.
Letterman organized NBC & # 39; s & # 39; Late Night With David Letterman & # 39; followed by & # 39; The Late Show With David Letterman & # 39; on CBS between 1982 and 2015.
The experienced broadcaster, who is now front line for Netflix & # 39; s & # 39; My next guest needs no introduction & # 39 ;, appeared as a guest in yesterday's episode The is the Hollywood reporter & # 39; Awards Chatter & # 39; podcast.
Donald Trump during an interview on NBC & # 39; s & # 39; Late Night With David Letterman & # 39; on December 22, 1987. Letterman said this week that Trump has changed considerably and a & # 39; soulless b ***** d & # 39; has become
During the interview, host Scott Feinberg revealed that during Letterman's 33-year talk show career he had hosted the 45th president more than 30 times.
& # 39; More than 30? & # 39; Letterman answered. & # 39; Wow! You're welcome, America. & # 39;
The 72-year-old took a more serious tone and then said he thought the president had changed considerably compared to his days as a businessman in New York.
& # 39; I think he just enjoyed being on TV, & # 39; Letterman said to Feinberg. & # 39; I had no idea that he was the soulless b ***** d he ended up in. & # 39;
& # 39; Everyone says, "Oh, wouldn't you like to talk to Donald Trump?" And I would. I just wanted to say, "Don, it's Dave, do you remember me?" I want to talk to the real Donald Trump. & # 39;
David Letterman (right) presented Donald Trump more than 30 times on two talk shows between 1982-2015, when the president was just a New York businessman
& # 39; Because I don't know what the real Donald Trump is now, and if the Donald Trump I spoke with was (then) the real Donald Trump, how do you become the man he is now?
He continued: & # 39; Politics notwithstanding – let's just say that everything is great and that he has done a good job, but that he still behaves as he behaves – who behaves this way? & # 39;
& # 39; He was kind of like the New York boob pretending to be rich, or we thought he was rich, and now he's just a psychotic person. Is that too good a point? & # 39;
In his closing remarks about Trump, Letterman repeated his call to speak to the president, saying: "I would like to talk to the man because, as I said before, he knows me, I know him – what the hell went wrong?! & # 39;
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