David Letterman Comes Out of Retirement to Call Out Donald Trump


David Letterman may have only retired just two months ago, but that isn’t going to stop the former “Late Show” host from taking on the joke of a presidential run that is Donald Trump’s current campaign for the White House

On Friday, Letterman reemerged on stage in San Antonio, Texas for a very special “Top 10” list to explain.

“I retired,” Letterman told the crowd, with Martin Short and Steve Martin by his side. “I have no regrets. None. I was happy, I’ll make actual friends, I was complacent, I was satisfied, I was content. And then a couple of days ago Donald Trump said he was running for president.”

“I have made the biggest mistake of my life.”

Among the zingers reserved for Trump, “During sex, Donald Trump calls out his own name” and “He wants to build a wall? How about building a wall around the thing on his head?” drive it home.

Watch below for the full list:

 

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