Until now, Scott Baio was perhaps best known for playing the character Chachi on the kitschy 1970s television series, Happy Days.
Now 55, Baio has found a new role in the public eye — outspoken supporter of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. On Tuesday, MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall took Baio to task for giving an RNC convention speech talking about his Christian faith, which he claimed to have written while in church, and sexist images he has tweeted denigrating Trump’s rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Hall showed Baio a picture he tweeted of Clinton standing in front of a wall with the word “count” on it, with her head blocking out the letter “o,” making it appear she is standing in front of the C word.
“Did you think about that in church when you tweeted it out,” Hall asked Baio. “You know what it meant when you tweeted it out.”
Baio’s excuse fell short.
“I just put it up there,” he said.
“You talk about religion coming back to this country and us having a moral barometer,” Hall pressed.
Baio insisted he “just put it up there” then complained it was “not nice’ of Hall to question his faith. Hall then criticized him for tweeting an unflattering image of Michelle Obama with the caption, “Wow. He wakes up to this every morning.”
Hall then asked Baio why he blocked her from social media.
“That might have been a mistake,” he said.
Watch the video, as posted to Twitter, here:
— MSNBC Live w/Tamron (@TamronMSNBC) July 19, 2016
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."