Charles was not in charge this time! Tamron Hall absolutely destroyed Scott Baio for tweeting a meme that seemingly called presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton the “c-word” — plus other offenses — following his 2016 Republican National Convention speech last night. Click the video above to watch the sparks fly!
During an interview on MSNBC Tuesday, July 19, the news anchor, 45, called out the Happy Days alum, 55, for being hypocritical during his Monday night RNC address, in which he discussed his Christian faith just one day after sharing the controversial tweet.
“Did you think about that in church when you tweeted it out?” Hall asked Baio, who responded, “I offered it without commentary. That was just put up. I just put it up there.”
Hall retorted, “Yeah, but you knew what it meant when you tweeted it out. You’re writing your speech in church, you talk about religion coming back to this country and us having a moral barometer. Where was your moral compass when you put up a photo of a woman that you disagree with politically?”
The Today show host then brought up one of the Charles in Charge actor’s 2010 tweets — in which he shared an unflattering photo of First Lady Michelle Obama with the caption: “Wow, [Barack] wakes up to this every morning” — and asked Baio why he blocked her on Twitter. “That might’ve been a mistake,” he explained.
As producers and fans on the set cheered for Hall in the background, Baio was nearly speechless as he stuttered out a response. “That tweet was a joke,” he said. “Tamron, I’m a guy from Brooklyn. I have a certain sense of humor. I sit with my buddies and we smoke cigars. And we joke —”
The MSNBC anchor then cut off the actor to ask, “But does joking about a woman that way make America great again?”
As Baio stammered to find an appropriate response, Hall angrily stated, “I do this for a living. You can’t chop my words up.”
Watch Hall shut Baio down in the full awkward interview below!
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