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'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire': Dr Phil pokes fun at Trump, upset fans say talk show host 'really is an idiot'

Fans of the show were not happy to see Dr Phil on the show last week and this week when his comments got political, they called him out again
UPDATED MAY 22, 2020
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Dr Phil McGraw continues playing 'Who Wants To Be  A Millionaire' tonight for his wife's charity 'When Georgia Smiles'. 

He won $32000  last week and now it was time to answer the rest of the five questions leading up to a million. Last week we saw him turn to his advisor, Jeopardy! contestant Pam Mueller on a couple of occasions. This week he traded his 'Ask the Host' lifeline that allowed him to seek the help of host Jimmy Kimmel to answer a particular question in favor of one last time where he could ask Mueller to bail him out with a tough question. 

The first question tonight was related to an industry that uses the terms 'soft crack' and 'hardball'. He used 'Phone a Friend' and the person, fortunately, belonged to the candy industry, the one where these terms are used and helped Dr Phil answer the question correctly and win $64,000. Similarly, he answered the next question for $125,000 related to the song 'Africa' from 1981 by the band Toto. He had to answer which mountain features in the lyrics of the song. Kimmel was surprised to know that he didn't know the "hits from the 80s'" to which Dr Phil defended himself saying "The 80s were gone for me". He had to seek Mueller's help one last time to secure the amount. 

He had exhausted all of his lifelines now and had three more questions to go to win $1M. However, the next question stumped him and he bowed out of the competition with $125,000. The question that ended his run was: 'The US nuclear codes are carried on a small plastic card nicknamed ...?'. He threw some shade at the POTUS Donald Trump while wondering loudly that "we just give it to Donald Trump on a credit card?" for him to leave it on the golf course?

Shortly after, Dr Phil thought better than to answer incorrectly and lose a huge sum from the amount that was about to go to charity. Last week he got a lot of hate from audiences after the episode aired and he met the same treatment today as well. 

"OMG...dr Phil has made me hate Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? What a freaking idiot, and he's so arrogant he wastes 15 minutes...he must be expecting them to give him the answers like on his show," wrote a fan. Another fan who was furious with him wrote, "DR. PHIL IS THE MOST INFURIATING PERSON TO EVER BE ON WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE. He is SO DUMB WHAT THE HELL"

While another wrote, "@DrPhil so disappointed to see you get political on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Thought you had more class than that".

Another tweet read, "@DrPhil trash-talking our @realDonaldTrump on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Should we give the nuclear codes to Biden?? You really are an idiot "Doc" #ABC #Trump2020."