Jerry Springer Wants to Get Paid for Republican Debates

Says they're doing his show
March 15, 2016 Updated: March 15, 2016
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The Republican debates have had a reputation for being a rowdy battle royale. They often feature candidates shouting at each other, interrupting out of turn, and launching personal attacks at one another.

Sound familiar? It does to Jerry Springer:

If they’re going to do my show, they should start paying me.
— Jerry Springer

“When I first started watching the Republican debates, I said that, you know, if they’re going to do my show, they should start paying me,” said Springer on MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki’s show, reports Politico.

“You know, it’s one thing to have a television show like that, but that’s not how you run a country. And it’s disgraceful.”

Springer has a history in politics, serving as the 56th Mayor in Cincinnati, Ohio as a Democrat in the late ’70s.

When asked what the difference between the Jerry Springer Show and the Republican Debates are, his answer is simple:

If you look closely at the screen, you won’t find one person there running for president—that’s the difference.

“If you look closely at the screen, you won’t find one person there running for president—that’s the difference,” Springer told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin.

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He also weighed in on Donald Trump saying that the “celebrity in politics was inevitable,” but “there is absolutely no way that Donald Trump becomes president of the United States.”