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 John TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS 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.”


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.