Letterman slams Trump as 'goon': 'I don't like this man as a president'
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Former "Late Show" host David Letterman slammed President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE as a "goon" in an interview on "Today" that will air this weekend. 

“Even with other presidents that I’ve disagreed with politically, I felt like, OK, I can live with their representation, but I’m sick and tired of everybody wringing their hands about this,” Letterman said in a clip of the interview posted by Mediaite. “Let’s just settle this at the next election. Let’s just stop yacking about what a goon he is.”

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He also said that he does not like Trump's presidency "as an American." 

"As an American, I don’t like this man as a president of our country,” he said. "I love being an American, but I don’t feel he represents me, and I don’t like that.”

Letterman told host Willie Geist that if he were still on "The Late Show" he would handle Trump in a “head-on” and likely “inelegant” way. Letterman left the show in 2015.