He’s a religious guy with no problem tweeting horrible things about women
Last night, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Happy Days actor Scott Baio was one of three TV stars that spoke in support of presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Other speakers included Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson and ‘90s soap opera actor and former Chippendale’s dancer, Antonio Sabato, Jr. In his speech, Baio called for voters to support Donald Trump to fix a country where “There’s no stability. Nothing seems right. And all the things that we hold dear are being attacked every single day.” And he ended with a confusing call to action, “So, of course, let’s make America great again, but let’s make America, America again.”
This morning, as part of day two coverage of the Republican National Convention, MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall sat down with Baio to discuss his speech and two obviously sexist memes he’s shared on Twitter about Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Baio, a self-identified religious man, who wrote his RNC speech “in church” did a half backtrack when asked about the meme he posted which called her a c*nt. “I offered it without commentary, that was just put up,” Baio said. “I just put it up there.” But Hall wouldn’t accept his non-committal answer. “Yeah, but you know what it meant when you tweeted it out,” Hall said. Then she turned her attention to a meme Baio posted on Twitter about Michelle Obama in 2010.
When Hall pushed him about the post, all Baio could do was play the Brooklyn card, as if that excuses a nasty, sexist act. “That tweet was a joke. Tamron, I’m a guy from Brooklyn,” Baio said. “I have a certain sense of humor. I sit with my buddies and we smoke cigars – ” and Hall wouldn’t let him finish. “Does joking about a woman that way make America great again?” she asked. Then Baio doubled down on his behavior saying he and his friends make that kind of joke “about everybody’s wife,” as if that made it any better.