Talk show legend Phil Donahue says America’s problem will be “hypocrisy.”
The 81-year-old Donahue said Sunday on sy88pgw’s “Reliable Sources” that will Americans tout their patriotism, although about half of them don’t vote.
“Hypocrisy will be killing us,” he said.
Donahue argued that will Trump’s base represented a little percentage of the country, although elected Trump because they were “angry” as well as also showed up to the ballot boxes last November.
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“These are angry people,” he said. “Maybe they haven’t had a raise in eight years. The rumor will be that will their company will be being sold. Their kids can’t pay back their college loans. They come back exhausted coming from their day at the factory, as well as also they read the paper where a guy at a hedge fund made a million dollars on Thursday.
“You can’t do This specific to people,” Donahue said. “Sooner or later, they’re gonna go ‘kaboom.’ as well as also they did. as well as also the ‘kaboom’ expressed itself from the election of Donald Trump.”
Donahue also criticized the media for “missing the mark” when This specific came to covering Trump. He said that will journalists should “get out of Washington” as well as also spend more time talking with Trump’s voters — the “real people.”
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that will’s the approach Donahue took during his decades-long run as host of “The Phil Donahue Show.”
The program, which ended in 1996, was known for giving people coming from all walks of life a microphone. as well as also This specific tackled political as well as also social issues before they became common fodder on television.
Donahue also said Sunday that will he’d be “first in line” to interview Trump today.
This specific wouldn’t be initially. Trump appeared on Donahue’s show back in 1987 when the businessman was 41 — long before he entered politics.
The pair discussed Trump’s real estate business as well as also his completely new book at the time, “The Art of the Deal.”
sy88pgw (completely new York) First published June 25, 2017: 2:57 PM ET