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This David Letterman Quote About Trump Is Going Viral, and with Good Reason

"This guy couldn't work at the Gap."

Photo Credit: Peabody Awards / Flickr Creative Commons

Legendary talk show host veteran David Letterman made a point in July 2017 that continues to circulate social media. In essence, Letterman alludes we all know what the problem is—what (and where) are the solutions? Here is one of the more popular David Letterman memes including an excerpt from his original quote:

“Here’s what I keep saying: 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. I just think we ought to direct our resources and our energies to doing something about it. 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?...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.“

 

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Via The Chicago Tribunehere is Letterman’s full response after being asked if he missed late-night hosting, now that most of the current shows consist of Trump jokes and tirades.

Do you miss not being part of that?”

“Here’s what I keep saying: 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. I just think we ought to direct our resources and our energies to doing something about it. 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? But it’s just the behavior is insulting to Americans, whether you voted for him or not ― and I feel bad for people who did vote for him because he promised them things that they really needed and one wonders if he’s really going to come through. I know there’s trouble in this country and we need a guy who can fix that trouble. 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 has never been a fan of Trump’s hypocrisy and has called Donald Trump out in the past. Here is an older clip from 2012 from the Late Show.

 

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