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Former late night host David Letterman has called on President Donald Trump to resign following his response to the violence at an event organized by neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 12.

Letterman made the comment during an interview with Sirius XM radio Aug. 16, The Hill reported.

Letterman has been a critic of Trump since stepping down from his hosting duties in 2015.

"It's time to go," he said, according to The Hill.

He spoke about the decision to elect Trump to the presidency.

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"It was an experiment," he added. "We put an outsider in the office. Well, it hasn't worked. Just resign."

Letterman dismissed another option for removing Trump from the White house.

"The impeachment thing will take forever and may not end with a conviction," he said.

The longtime talk show host urged Trump's sons and daughter to persuade him to give up power.

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"And just go to him and have him sign some papers and just move him down to Mar-a-Lago," he added. "They'll build a little Oval Office for him down there. 'No, you're still president, dad.'"

Letterman had Trump as a guest several times on his show over the years.

"He could take a punch," Letterman said of Trump. "But I didn't know that he was a jerk. It turns out he's a jerk."

Letterman isn't the only prominent figure appealing for Trump to step aside.

Al Gore, the 2000 Democratic presidential candidate, was asked in an interview published Aug. 17 what he would advise Trump to do.

"Resign," Gore answered.

While Republicans are not going so far, some have criticized the president's response to Charlottesville.

"The President has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to be successful," Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said, according to CNN.

"He has not demonstrated that he understands what has made this nation great and what it is today, and he's got to demonstrate the characteristics of a president who understands that," he added.

Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Jeff Flake of Arizona have also attacked Trump's comments on Charlottesville, including his statement Aug. 15 that the counter-protesters were equally as responsible for the violence as the neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members.

"Helping inspire divisions because it generates support from your political base is not a formula for causing our nation to advance, our nation to overcome the many issues we have to deal with right now," added Corker.

Sources: The Hill (2), CNN / Featured Image: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/Flickr / Embedded Images: U.S. Department of State/Flickr, U.S. Department of State/Flickr

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