David Letterman says that if he had the opportunity to interview Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE, he'd confront the GOP presidential nominee for mocking a disabled New York Times reporter.

"If I had a show, I would have gone right after him," the former "Late Show" host told The New York Times for a story published Friday.
 
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"I would have said something like, 'Hey, nice to see you. Now, let me ask you: What gives you the right to make fun of a human who is less fortunate, physically, than you are?'" he said.

Letterman said that "if you see somebody who’s not behaving like any other human you’ve known, that means something," suggesting "they need an appointment with a psychiatrist."
 
 
Letterman said he thought people would distance themselves from Trump after his impression of the reporter who has a congenital joint condition.
 
"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," he said.
 
Letterman has emerged elsewhere in the presidential race.
 
Clinton's campaign featured Trump's 2012 appearance on Letterman's show in an ad this year to highlight that Trump-branded shirts and ties are made overseas.
 
"I’ve known Donald Trump for a long time, and I always thought he was exactly what New York City needed to have: the big, blowhard billionaire," Letterman told the Times.
 
The comedian said he thinks Trump is going to get "crushed" in the election.