“I Do This For A Living” Tamron Hall Checks Scott Baio Over Support Of Donald Trump
It is absolutely astounding the number of people who are willing to stand out and claim their allegiance for Republican nominee Donald Trump. One of those people is actor Scott Baio, best known for his role as Chichi Arcola in the popular series “Happy Days” and then the sitcom “Charles in Charge.”
I never thought much about Scott Baio but I am surprised and saddened to learn that he’s such an unprincipled man. Thankfully, MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall called him out and questioned him on a few things, throwing his hypocrisy back into his face, during the Republican National Convention.
First, she asked him about an image he tweeted. It featured Hillary Clinton standing in front of the word “Count.” Whether the image was real or doctored, Clinton was positioned directly in front of the “O” sending a very clear message. Baio captioned the image: “This may be the best meme out there. #NeverHillary @realDonaldTrump.”
Baio has come out trying to assert himself and Trump as men with morals, wanting to make America great again and restore the country’s moral barometer.
Hall asked him, “Did you think about that in church when you tweeted it out?”
Baio: “That’s just offered up without commentary.”
Hall: “Yeah but you know what it meant when you tweeted it out.”
Baio: “I just put it up there.”
Hall: I guess I’m asking—you’re writing your speech in church —you talk about religion coming back to this country and us having a moral barometer. Where was your moral compass when you put a photo of a woman— who you disagree with politically, and that’s fine…
Baio: Tamron you can look at that any way you want…There’s no commentary attached to it. I didn’t call her anything. And the fact that you question my faith because I put up a picture is not nice.
Hall: Well, you question other people’s faith. When you say we need to bring back religion, implying that somehow the moral compass of people you don’t know is fake.
Then Hall presented Baio with an unflattering picture he tweeted of Michelle Obama, where he captioned it, “Wow, he wakes up to this every morning.”
Tamron challenged him on this as well. “Does joking about a woman that way make America great again?”
Baio said he jokes about women yelling at their husbands. It’s his sense of humor as a boy from Brooklyn.
Hall: “I agree with you we should all want to be better people, to teach our children to be better people. But I see how this may or may not affect our divisiveness—there are White people here, Black people here—when we tweet things out that are so ugly and then we say, ‘Oh it was a joke.’”
Baio: “That had nothing to do with race.”
Hall: “I didn’t say that.”
Baio: “Yeah you did, you said Black people and White people were being divisive.”
Hall: “I said we’re all here together. Let me tell you something, I do this for a living. You can’t chop my words up.”
Baio had to back down at that point.
You can watch the entire exchange in the video below.