Jerry Springer: Donald Trump Took My Show and Brought it to the White House

It's no secret former talk show host and former Cincinnati Mayor Jerry Springer is no fan of President Donald Trump.

He continued his criticism of the president at a Labor Day event where he claimed the president—who has faced numerous scandals since taking office, including accusations by two women that he paid them hush-money over alleged affairs—took Springer's show of controversial tabloid-like scenarios and brought it to the White House.

"He took my show and brought it to the White House," Springer said in his speech, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Springer was speaking in Cincinnati to the largest federation of labor unions, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). Trump attacked the labor union's president, Richard Trumka, on Labor Day just hours after a tweet about celebrating the day meant to honor the American worker.

"Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO, represented his union poorly on television this weekend," Trump tweeted Monday morning. "Some of the things he said were so against the working men and women of our country, and the success of the U.S. itself, that it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!"

Springer, former host of The Jerry Springer Show, was reportedly invited by AFL-CIO and local Democrats to help rally support for Democratic candidates ahead of the November midterm elections.

"It's on us," Springer said of getting Democratic candidates elected. "No more can we blame President Trump. After the first election, we didn't know. Now we know."

Springer also blasted Trump's new tax law, which primarily gives big corporations large tax cuts.

"I don't care this administration is giving someone like me a tax cut," Springer said. "What an absurdity. What are you giving people like me a tax cut? 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."

Although the president often touts the new law, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projected in April that it would increase the national debt by $1.9 trillion between 2018 and 2028.

Debuting in 1991 as more of a political talk show, The Jerry Springer Show morphed into a dramatic, and often violent, show. It featured regular people who were accused by a family member or significant other of being involved in controversial situations, like adultery and prostitution. The scripted confrontations often resulted in on-stage fights, encouraged by chants from a live audience and broken up by large security guards.

The show announced in June that it would no longer be making new episodes but would continue showing re-runs and never-before-scene episodes.

In the past, Springer has appeared on news shows as a political and opinion analyst because of his past life as a politician and a news reporter. He's remained an outspoken critic of the president, a stance that began before Trump even took office.

"Hillary Clinton belongs in the White House," Springer said in a 2016 tweet less than two months before the election. "Donald Trump belongs on my show."

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