Jerry Springer: Trump 'took my show and brought it to the White House'

Jerry Springer: Trump 'took my show and brought it to the White House'
Image via Shutterstock.

Before the rise of reality shows in the 2000s, “The Jerry Springer Show” reigned supreme as the go-to place for tabloid television. . Now 75, Springer sees himself as a highly influential figure in pop culture and in an interview for Yahoo Entertainment, he cites President Donald Trump as one of the people who has benefitted from his influence.


The former Cincinnati mayor told Yahoo Entertainment, “The thing that annoys me about Trump is that he took my show and brought it to the White House. I’m annoyed. I should get paid for that, shouldn’t I? Hey, get your own show!”

During the interview, Springer told Yahoo he is “very satisfied” with the field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and is especially impressed with Sen. Kamala Harris of California. Nonetheless, he fears that Democrats might lose next year’s presidential race if Trump’s antics don’t remain in the spotlight.

“From a pure political point of view,” Springer told Yahoo, “I think we have to be a little careful. I think as long as Trump is the issue, the Democrats can win. But if we pick a candidate who, all of a sudden, takes the spotlight off of Trump — and ‘is this person too far left?,’ and suddenly, the debate moves in that direction — then I think we could lose the election again.”

Springer is now hosting a new daytime show, “Judge Jerry.”

#story_page_post_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.