David Letterman returned to the airwaves Monday night and he kicked the new year off with an awkward interview featuring NBC's Brian Williams. Or more accurately, a John Boehner bash fest that Letterman tried, unsuccessfully, to draw Williams into.
Letterman, who's never been ashamed of his liberal views, broadcast his disapproval of incoming Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) by using the completely original joke that John Boehner's crying has to do with drugs.
"But the guy will cry like he's on drugs," he told Williams, and then quickly launched into a story about how taking Valium for a concussion once made him loopy.
Williams, however, wasn't happy with the whole thing, and interrupted Letterman to make it clear that the "funny" man's comments were making him "highly uncomfortable." See, Williams is preparing for his own interview with Boehner -- the first interview Boehner has granted as the Speaker. For Letterman to put Williams in this position is highly unprofessional, and Williams knows it.
And while Williams tried to defend Boehner, Letterman would have none of it. He continued his tirade and even later suggested that Boehner has emotional trauma in his past and "needs some sort of counseling." You can watch the painful exchange below: