“I said on the air, ‘I think, Donald, if you’re saying these things, I think that means you might be a racist,’” Letterman said. “I flat-out called him a racist. Well, he didn’t think that was funny.”
Letterman said Trump not only didn’t like being called racist, he also told him he wouldn’t return to the show without an apology.
So Letterman took it back ― sort of ― with a backhanded apology he offered up in hopes of getting “big, dopey puppy Donald Trump” back on the show.
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Letterman said as recently as May that he’d like to interview Trump one more time.