Letterman Has No Love for ‘Damaged’ Trump


Donald J. Trump, left, appearing on David Letterman’s late-night show in 1987.

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In his 33 years as a late-night entertainer, David Letterman was both a host and an antagonist to politicians of every stripe. He took a centrist approach to NBC’s “Late Night” (which he starred in from 1982 to 1993) and at CBS’s “Late Show” (where he was the M.C. from 1993 until his retirement in 2015), holding wide-ranging conversations with President Bill Clinton or Senator John McCain on a given evening, then bring the satirical hammer down on them the following night.

Hillary Clinton, now the Democratic presidential nominee, was a frequent…

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