Jerry Springer, former scandalized mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio and erstwhile ringmaster to America’s most outrageous tabloid talk show in the history of ever, is blaming President Trump for the breakdown of civility in America.
You can’t make this stuff up.
He recently had this to say while talking to MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle:
“I used to joke and say that my anger at the president is that he took my show and brought it to the White House. Civility is critical in terms of our norms, and we can’t function as a society unless we have norms of how to behave. You can’t pass enough laws to take care of every human interaction.”
He’s been trash-talking Trump for years. Check out this tweet from 2017:
I'm sorry, but Trump's behavior is not just beneath the dignity of the Presidency…but that of any decent man.
— Jerry Springer (@jerryspringer) June 30, 2017
Springer is all about dignity and decency. His trash TV show aired from September 30, 1991 to July 26, 2018, with a total of 27 seasons and more than 4,000 episodes. That’s an abundance of catfights and strippers and chairs being thrown, so if anybody can discern behavioral norms and what constitutes civility in human interaction, Springer’s the go-to guy, right?
Of course, showcasing such boorish behavior is what helped Gerald Norman Springer become a household name. He authored two books and appeared in several movies and television shows while his own show ran. Since The Jerry Springer Show’s cancellation, the former lawyer has begun to hold court on yet another television show, Judge Jerry.
There must be a slight difference between profiting from trash and acting like trash oneself. Maybe it’s kind of like money laundering, only with manners.
Well, as Sideshow Springer always said when signing off:
“Take care of yourself, and each other.”
What a nice guy.
Ah, the irony.