Long ago, in happier days, Scott Baio was a young actor who won America’s hearts on shows like Joanie Loves Chachi and Charles In Charge. But today, he’s mostly known for tweeting grotesque stuff on Twitter, like this gem:
Then when he gets called out for slinging sexist slurs, he acts like that’s not how words work:
So, naturally, Baio was considered a prime candidate to speak at the Republican National Convention to promote his main-man Donald Trump. Because this is the dystopian reality we live in now, where a reality TV star and one of the least charismatic TV stars of the ’80s are joining forces to yammer about how fear is the path to safety.
Scott Baio, asking the questions no one else dared to: “Is Donald Trump a messiah?”
Then promptly answering them: “No.”
But he’s not done yet. Baio goes on to describe Hillary Clinton as “a woman who feels she is somehow entitled to the presidency, that she’s somehow owed it.”
Now, you might argue that since Hillary has spent her career in politics, she is more “owed” it than a blowhard better known for catchphrases, celebrity scandals, and bluster. But the really telling thing here is that Baio didn’t say “person” or “politician,” he said “woman.” He couldn’t even hide his sexism for a 4 and half minute speech, adding “Trump is a man doing this out of the goodness of his heart!…A man who knows how to get things done. A man who says what he means, and means what he says (EDITOR’S NOTE: Unless he didn’t, because goddamn liberal media.).”
Thanks, Chachi. You can go back to the obscurity of forgotten children’s programming now.
Kristy Puchko isn’t so much an angry feminist as much as an exhausted one.