David Letterman has emerged from what we assume is a beard growing lab to share his thoughts on the Donald Trump administration in a new interview with New York magazine. His reaction to the presidency appears both horrified, obsessed, and just a wee bit unhinged. “I’m sorry for rambling,” he says at one point. “I’m afraid something has happened to me hormonally. I can’t stop talking.” Still, despite retirement, the former Late Show host is reliably spiky. When asked what he would have said on election night, Letterman segued into this philosophical question about Trump.
I mean, we elected a guy with that hair? Why don’t we investigate that? He looks like Al Jardine of the Beach Boys. I don’t know.
Later, he moved onto the subject of Steve Bannon, calling him “the Hunchback of Notre Dame” in what seems like a misread of Victor Hugo. He continued without the literary analogy:
Bannon looks like a guy who goes to lunch, gets drunk, and comes back to the office: “Steve, could you have just one drink?” “Fuck you.” How is a white supremacist the chief adviser to our president? Did anybody look that up? I don’t know.
To Letterman, Sean Spicer “is a boob who just got out of a cab and now here he is” and Stephen Miller “is creepy” and “fell out of a truck.” Read the rest of the interview, in which he also covers the crisis he endured upon going to a DSW, over at New York.