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