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 TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration 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 ClintonFBI’s top lawyer believed Hillary Clinton should face charges, but was talked out of it Harris adds key Clinton aide, women of color to 2020 campaign: report Democrats more likely Trump's foil, than to foil Trump 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.”