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Scott Baio ducks question about tweet calling Clinton a ‘c*nt’: ‘It’s just a picture’

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Former television star Scott Baio refused to take responsibility for distributing a picture online calling Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a “c*nt,” Media Matters reported.

Baio, one of the speakers at Monday’s session of the Republican National Convention, had shared the post on Twitter over the weekend, calling it “the best meme out there.” The image can be seen below:

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“Given the high profile that you have now, given the discourse that I think Republicans are trying to sort of calm down, do you regret that?” Bash asked on Monday.

“It’s just a picture somebody sent and we sent it out,” Baio responded. “You make of it what you want. I didn’t put anything behind it. I just sent it out there. You look at it, you look at it any way you want.”

Watch the interview, as posted by Media Matters, below.

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Does the panic on Team Trump mean Robert Mueller closing in on criminal conspiracy charges?

As Rudy Giuliani spins a story no one can follow and his boss melts down on Twitter, intriguing hints emerge

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As the whole world knows, CNN reported last Thursday that Michael Cohen was prepared to testify that Donald Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Russian emissaries supposedly bearing dirt on Hillary Clinton. And ever since then, the atmosphere around the Russia scandal has changed. If there is any real evidence that Trump knew about that meeting and approved it, it goes a long way toward proving one element of a criminal conspiracy that includes the president of the United States, and confirms many other suspicions surrounding that event.

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The media rush to blame the working class for Trump shows they have no idea what they’re talking about

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To hear the voices of American media tell it, Donald Trump’s base supporters are working-class whites. Article after article details this mob, who cheer Trump’s racist, sexist, xenophobic pronouncements, as members of Rust Belt communities who, having lost their high-paying factory jobs to outsourcing, now look to scapegoat anyone and everyone they feel may have been responsible for the diminution of America on the world stage. Donald Trump stokes their anger against an elite that looks down on them.

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