Former daytime host Jerry Springer said that former President Donald Trump behaves “exactly” like some of the guests on his tasteless talk show.
Springer recently claimed that his eponymous show, which was known for guests outlandishly reveling in their deviant behavior, helped the country accept Trump as the president.
Springer made the assertion during an appearance on The Dean Obeidallah Show last week, when the host asked if he saw a “connection” to the success of his show and “what people let people get away with.” He further questioned if Springer thinks “it contributed to people accepting someone like Donald Trump?”
“Probably social media more, but yes, there’s no question,” Springer replied. “The behavior of some of the people on the show is exactly Donald Trump. The point is, the reason there’s more respect given to the people, who were on my show, is they have enough sense not to run for president.”
He said his former guests, like Trump, were known to let their feelings and emotions out during their appearances on The Jerry Springer Show, which ran from 1991 to 2018.
“They don’t speak the Queen’s English, they don’t have money, they don’t live in palaces, they aren’t rich and famous,” he explained. “But they have feelings like everybody else and when they get angry, they probably curse and they yell and sometimes fight, cause they don’t have the skills to settle things in different ways—that’s Trump.”
Springer, who was forced to resign from his position as a Democrat elected to the Cincinnati City Council in the mid-1970’s for soliciting a prostitute, continued to lash out at the 45th president.
“What made Trump unique, the only thing that separates him from the guests on my show is the fact that he had this delusion he knew how to run the world and run the country, when, in fact, he knows nothing about how you run a country,” he added. “And we paid the price for that.”
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