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Letterman Interview with Jay-Z: ‘Dumb*ss’ Trump Brings Out ‘Ugly Side of America’

Posted on 06 April 2018

<p>In Friday’s episode of David Letterman’s Netflix Series, <em>My Next Guest Needs no Introduction</em>, “I Had a Paper Route Too,” Letterman kept with tradition and slipped in a question about President Trump with only fifteen minutes left in the hour-long interview. This week’s guest was rapper Jay-Z, a vocal Trump hater. So when Letterman jokingly asserted, “I’m beginning to lose hope in the Trump administration,” he knew he’d get a favorable response from both Jay-Z and the audience. Reminiscent of Hilary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment, Jay-Z remarks, “He’s [Trump] bringing out an ugly side of America that we wanted to believe was gone. And it’s still here and we’ve still got to deal with it."</p>