Former Charles in Charge star and Republican National Convention speaker Scott Baio says he sees nothing wrong with a meme he recently tweeted, in which presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is equated with a vulgar term for female anatomy.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Tamron Hall Tuesday, Baio stood by this July 10 tweet:
“It’s just offered up without commentary,” said Baio, who wrote “This may be the best meme out there. #Never Hillary” in the tweet.
His interview with Hall focused on his Republican National Convention speech the evening before, which praised Donald Trump as a future president of the United States and which Baio said he had written in church the previous Sunday. But the conversation quickly turned to the actor’s politically minded social media posts.
“You talk about religion coming back to this country and us having a moral barometer,” Hall said. “Where was your moral compass when you put a photo of a woman that you disagree with politically, and that’s fine —”
“Tamron, you can look at that any way you want,” Baio said, cutting her off. “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… is not nice.”
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