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David Letterman Admits He'd Attack Trump on Late Night Too

("The View")

By    |   Friday, 31 May 2019 04:46 PM

Former "Late Show" host David Letterman admitted in a new interview that he would have a challenging time staying politically balanced if he was doing late-night television in the age of President Donald Trump.

During a Friday morning appearance on "The View," Letterman was asked about his former late-night rival Jay Leno and how the two differed.

"Jay would do the kind of show Jay would like to do," Letterman said. "And I feel like with things going on, current events seeming what they are, not seeming, actually being what they are, I would have to constantly be on the attack and I would be fatigued. But I would constantly be going at the easiest target because that makes your job much easier.

"Now, the great thing about doing it that way is if you keep attacking people and attacking people, you get folks from the other side rarely to come on and then you can go at it head-to-head. I'm not sure how I would be able to … make fun of both."

Letterman pointed out that Johnny Carson would play things "right down the middle" when it came to politics on his show, but he said Trump — whose rhetoric has divided the country — has changed how things are done.

"I think people have done pretty well going after one side, but then I understand how that also could alienate part of the audience," Letterman said. "So I agree with what Jay is saying but for me, I don't think I could operate that way."

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Former "Late Show" host David Letterman admitted in a new interview that he would have a challenging time staying politically balanced if he was doing late-night television in the age of President Donald Trump.
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