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David Letterman Wants Trump Out in 2020: ‘I Don’t Like This Man as a President of Our Country’

Former Late Show host David Letterman told NBC’s Today show that he does not approve of Donald Trump‘s presidency and hopes America will “settle this” in the next election.

“As an American, I don’t like this man as a president of our country,” Letterman told Willie Geist during an appearance on Sunday TODAY that will air this weekend. “I love being an American, but I don’t feel he represents me and I don’t like that.”

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

In Letterman’s history as a talk show host, he invited Trump on his show over 30 times, where the two were very friendly with one another despite often discussing political issues. However, the president’s most famous appearance on the Late Show comes from a 2012 segment during which Letterman mocked Trump’s comments about China stealing U.S. manufacturing jobs by pulling out a Trump brand tie that was made in China.

During the Today interview, Letterman also commented on the state of late-night comedy hosts in the Trump era, as they have largely used their shows to savagely critique the president — occasionally sounding more like pundits than comics.

“The people who are in charge [of late-night comedy] now do a really good job of it,” Letterman said. “As I’ve said before, it’s like painting the Golden Gate Bridge – as soon as you’re done, you got to start all over and it would be the same night after night after night after night.”

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