Former Cincinnati mayor and talk show host Jerry Springer (D) on Sunday said members of the Trump administration target the courts and the media because those institutions help maintain a multicultural America. 

“The only institutions left to make sure that we keep a multicultural society are the courts and the media,” Springer told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on “AM Joy.” “And that’s why they go after the courts and the media all the time.”

Springer, who currently hosts his own talk show, “The Jerry Springer Show,” said White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and President TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE are not “on the same page”  on the reasons behind their attacks on the courts and the press.


“Bannon has a philosophical goal, and that is, as I said before, to do away with the multicultural America. He wants America to basically be Christian and white. So keep out the Mexicans, keep out the Muslims, etc.,” Springer said. 

Before becoming the chief executive officer of Trump's presidential campaign in August, Bannon served as the CEO of the far-right Breitbart News.

Springer said the media, for Trump, is “like a drug,” prompting his Twitter use. 

“He can’t get the mainstream media because obviously they won’t respect him. So, therefore, he goes to the things he can control,” Springer said.

“That’s the tabloid journalism or the Twitter account. So Trump gets his drug and Bannon gets his goal of doing away with mainstream media.”