Jerry Springer thinks Donald Trump is next Sarah Palin?
Jerry Springer, who once was the mayor of Cincinnati, was ousted from politics because of a relationship with a prostitute. He briefly considered a run for the Senate in 2003, but backed off because of the notoriety of his show, Jerry Springer, a television series which he readily admits is silly — but claims he totally does for the money. But Springer never is far from politics. He was asked recently about his feelings of real estate tycoon Donald Trump possibly running for president in 2012, and he is not exactly kind to the Donald.
“Remember when you were a little kid and a wise guy at the back of the class would shout things out?” Jerry asks. “That’s Trump. He makes you laugh and giggle.”
Those are some pretty harsh words about Donald Trump coming from a man like Jerry Springer, who has made his living the last 20 years shocking people and otherwise making people giggle over the antics on his television show, Jerry Springer. If anyone knows what it means to be a celebrity clown, Springer does.
Regarding his own show, Springer tells PopEater:
“It’s so stupid,” he says. “Our niche is outrageous, so we are not competing with anyone. We have cornered the market. It’s total escapism, where we never pretend to be anything we are not. It’s hard to find a job that is this much fun. It keeps me young.”
So what does he have to say about Donald Trump and his eligibility to run for president? He compares Donald Trump, who he calls “the flavor of the month” for Republicans, to the former Republican sweetheart Sarah Palin. Effectively, he has identified that Republicans are trying to paint a new face over the party.
And on Republicans in general, Springer tells PopEater:
“I don’t think any of these people are going to beat Obama,” he tells me. “Republicans have overreached. Do we really want a country without Medicare?”
And he’s probably right. This author in particular thinks Jerry Springer has a lot going for himself and believes he’s being honest. After all, how many politicians can you identify that were upfornt about their indiscretions and turned it into a fortune?
The scariest thing about Trump running for president — and winning — is who he might be eying to hire on have as a running mate to up his chances of winning (and we do not mean in the spirit of the Donald’s celebrity friend Charlie Sheen).
The latest gossip is Donald Trump might be considering a bid for presidency with Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin actually added to his ticket doing a John McCain and trying to place her for Vice President.