MSNBC host Tamron Hall took Scott Baio to task for his support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his controversial tweets Tuesday morning.
In particular, Hall confronted the “Charles in Charge” star over his recent tweet with Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton standing in front of a large banner that read “COUNT” – with her body blocking out the letter O.
Hall took offense to the tweet, and confronted Baio over his apparent hypocrisy after his Republican National Convention speech Monday night preached bringing religion and morality back to America.
“Did you think about that in church when you tweeted it out?” Hall asked Baio, referencing the fact that Baio was said to have written his speech in church the Sunday before.
“That was just offered up without commentary,” Baio said in his defense.”You can look at it anyway you want. It’s the word ‘count,’ she’s standing in front of it, 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 over posting a picture is not nice.”
At an impasse, Hall brought up another Baio tweet, this one from 2010, where the actor posted an unflattering photo of First Lady Michelle Obama, captioning it, “WOW! He wakes up to this every morning.”
“That tweet was a joke,” Baio said. “I’m a guy from Brooklyn, I have a certain sense of humor.”
“But does joking about a woman that way make America great again?” Hall shot back.
The interview continued in contentious fashion, and ended with Baio promising to unblock Hall on Twitter.