In a new interview with Vulture, former late night host David Letterman predicts a negative election result for President Trump this year.
Letterman is first asked about how he got it wrong in 2016 when he said there was “not a chance in hell” Trump would win the Presidency but if Trump did win “I’ll get you all a lovely gift from Tiffany’s.”
Letterman replied “It was the guy on the PBS NewsHour, the Republican pundit, David Brooks. He had said that he would win the primaries but be crushed in the general. And I thought, Okay, David Brooks. Yeah, okay. That’s good enough for me. Well, that didn’t happen. It was sort of a coin flip because of the popular versus the electoral vote. And if you were there I’m sorry, but I did buy everyone earrings. Now, if you didn’t get them, then … [shouting to imaginary assistant] “He didn’t get his earrings!” We’ll get them right out to you, Joe. [Letterman’s dog starts barking.] Geez, now there’s my dog.’
Despite getting it wrong in 2016, Letterman is now doubling down on Trump losing this time.
Asked about 2020, Letterman says “I believe he will lose it big, and it will be a relief to every living being in this country, whether they realize it now or not. It certainly will be a relief to me and my family, and I think generally the population.”
He adds “I’m more confident now than I was then, and I was pretty confident then. I was wrong. I don’t think I’ll be wrong this time.”
Asked what the low point was during the Trump admin Letterman replied “Well, I’ll tell you when it really began was when he declared that the press was the enemy of the people. “