Jerry Springer on Trump: 'He took my show and brought it to the White House'
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Jerry Springer says President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE has essentially transplanted “The Jerry Springer Show” to the Oval Office.

“He took my show and brought it to the White House,” Springer said Monday at an AFL-CIO event in Cincinnati, according to Ohio's WKYC-TV.

“I don’t care this administration is giving someone like me a tax cut,” added Springer, 74, who hosted the brawl- and profanity-filled talk show from 1991 until this year.


The GOP-authored tax reform that passed last year, which lowered both corporate and individual tax rates, has been accused by Democrats of disproportionately favoring the rich.

“What an absurdity. What are you giving person like me a tax cut?” Springer said. “If you’re willing, because a wealthy person gets a couple more dollars in a paycheck, if you’re willing to sell the soul of America for a couple more bucks, then don’t ever ask a young man or woman to fight and die for this county, because you don’t believe in it.”

Springer, a former Cincinnati mayor, nixed an Ohio gubernatorial run this year. He said in 2017 that, while he loves politics, a year of campaigning and four years in office is “not something as a husband and a father and a grandfather that I can do at this point.”

Springer, who supported Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPompeo: 'We've not been successful' in changing US-Russia relations Michael Moore ties Obama to Trump's win in Michigan in 2016 The Memo: Could Kavanaugh furor spark another ‘year of the woman’? MORE in the 2016 White House race, has been critical of Trump, slamming the president's “vicious attack on the free press” as “an assault on America.”

“It’s on us,” Springer said Monday.

“No more can we blame President Trump. After the first election, we didn’t know,” the TV personality continued.

“Now we know.”