Letterman: 'Why do we have to be victimized' by Trump?
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David Letterman says it’s time to stop “whining” about President Trump and instead “figure out a way” to boot him out of office.

“We know there’s something wrong, but what I’m tired of is people, daily, nightly, on all the cable news shows telling us there’s something wrong,” Letterman said in a Monday interview with The Associated Press.

“I just think we ought to direct our resources and our energies to doing something about it,” said Letterman, a vocal critic of Trump. “And other people have made this point: If the guy was running Dairy Queen, he'd be gone. This guy couldn't work at the Gap. So why do we have to be victimized by his fecklessness, his ignorance?”


The longtime “Late Show” host, who gave up the reins in 2015, said he feels “bad for people who did vote for him, because he promised them things that they really needed.”

Letterman says the country needs a problem solver, but he doesn’t think the former “Celebrity Apprentice” host is up to the task.

“I wish it was Trump, but it's not, so let's just stop whining about what a goon he is and figure out a way to take him aside and put him in a home,” Letterman said.

Just because he’s no longer delivering a late-night show monologue doesn’t mean Letterman is shying away from political hot topics. The 70-year-old ex-CBS host is appearing in a new video series with Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenGillibrand defends her call for Franken to resign Gillibrand: Aide who claimed sexual harassment was 'believed' Kirsten Gillibrand officially announces White House run MORE (D-Minn.) for Funny or Die called “Boiling the Frog.” Franken tells the camera in the first in the six-episode series that the videos will explore the “reality of climate change and the threat it poses to our very way of life.”

“The climate situation and gun control makes me crazy,” Letterman told the AP.

“That's why I would do anything with Al, I would go anywhere with Al,” Letterman said.

Letterman also weighed in on comedian Kathy Griffin’s controversial photo showing her holding a prop made to look like Trump’s decapitated head. Griffin later apologized for the May snapshot, saying she went “too far.”

Although noting he would not have made the joke himself, Letterman expressed sympathy for Griffin, saying, “I felt bad for her.”

Letterman also directed some criticism at Trump over the incident, saying, “But he’s so sensitive. He doesn’t understand why people aren’t nicer to him in the press and you just say, well, ‘Donnie, look at the tone of the campaign that you ran.’”