Scott Baio Defends His Religion, Vulgar Tweets (Video)


On July 19, actor Scott Baio defended his religious beliefs and two vulgar tweets that he sent out about presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama (video below).

Baio, who spoke at the Republican National Convention on July 18, was asked about the tweets by MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall, notes

Hall first asked Baio about a tweet he did on July 10 of Clinton standing in front of a sign that said "count" with the "o" missing, spelling a vulgar slang word.

"Did you think about that in church when you tweeted it out?" Hall asked the former TV sitcom star.

"That's just offered up without commentary," Baio replied.

However, Baio's tweet included the caption: "This may be the best meme out there."

"You know what it meant when you tweeted it out," Hall countered.

"I just put it out there," Baio insisted.

"You're writing your speech in church, you talk about religion coming back to this country and us having a moral barometer," Hall reminded him. "Where was your moral compass when you put a woman that you disagree with politically and that's fine--"

Baio protested:

Tamron, you can look at it any way you want. It's the word "count" that's what she's standing in front of, I just put it up there. There's no commentary attached to it. I didn't call her anything and the fact that you question my faith by saying I'm putting up a picture is not nice.

Hall reminded Baio that he has questioned other people's faith, which Baio denied. Hall added that Baio has questioned other people's morality as well.

Hall then reminded Baio of his 2010 tweet of an unflattering picture of the First Lady with the caption: "Wow. He wakes up to this every morning."

Hall also mentioned that Baio blocked the reporter on Twitter.

Baio said that it was a mistake that Hall was blocked, and defended the mockery of the First Lady by saying it was a "joke." Baio added that he is a guy from Brooklyn who smokes cigars with his buddies, and that it was a joke about a "woman yelling at her husband."

Baio went on to defend his tweets by bringing up his opposition to President Obama, who was not part of the tweets or the conversation with Hall.

Over on CBN's "The 700 Club," televangelist Pat Robertson praised Melania Trump for her looks on July 19, reports

"We mentioned before that the language in that speech, although she was absolutely gorgeous and I think that's why they wanted to put her on," Robertson said. "She had a beautiful dress and she's a lovely lady. Trump knows when he's got a winner."

CBN reporter David Brody praised Trump for her speech, part of which is widely believed to be plagiarized from the First Lady's 2008 speech, and said that Melania should do more speeches.

"Well, she's absolutely gorgeous," Robertson added. "Of course, she's a renowned model, European model and Mr. Trump has a good eye for beauty."

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