Jerry Springer: Trump uses 'language that even on our crazy show we'd bleep out'
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Jerry Springer blasted President TrumpDonald TrumpJudge rules Alaska governor unlawfully fired lawyer who criticized Trump Giuliani led fake electors plot: CNN Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE on Friday, accusing him of using language that even “The Jerry Springer Show” would censor.

“When you have the president of the United States using language that even on our crazy show we’d bleep out, then society’s in trouble,” the former Cincinnati mayor told MSNBC. “Do you want to start bleeping out the president of the United States during his speeches?”

He added, “Whether they’re government leaders, economic leaders, religious leaders — when they misbehave, when they say the norms don’t matter, when they say you can use whatever language you want … once we do away with civility in terms of our institutions, we’ve lost it.”

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Springer, who hosted the brawl- and profanity-filled talk show from 1991 to 2018, repeated his claim from September 2018 that Trump "took my show and brought it to the White House.”

He added that the only way to send a message rebuking Trump’s behavior is to replace him in the 2020 presidential election.

“Think about it — if Trump gets reelected, all of a sudden what is very clear to the whole world and all of America is that the behavior we have witnessed in the last four years is totally acceptable,” Springer said. “So this election is not so much about Trump. It’s about us. What are we willing to accept in our society by our leaders?”

Springer supported 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNo Hillary — the 'Third Way' is the wrong way The dangerous erosion of Democratic Party foundations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat MORE and has been an outspoken critic of Trump, slamming the president’s “vicious attack on the free press” as “an assault on America.”

He said in September 2018 that “no more can we blame President Trump. After the first election, we didn’t know. Now, we know.”