Well well well.
MSNBC host Tamron Hall subtly lit into Scott Baio during an interview with the former Happy Days star and it was pretty damn epic.
Monday evening, Baio spoke at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. As a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, he appeared on a segment with Hall on Tuesday to explain his comments that America was “in a bad spot right now” and that Trump “needed to fix it.”
Needless to say, Hall called him out on quite a few contradictions, like his views on gender equality, Americans being “one race” and blocking her on Twitter.
In the interview Baio stated that he wrote his speech for the RNC while in church on Sunday–given the Melania Trump plagiarism debacle we may want to fact check that. Well Ms. Hall wanted to know if that was also the place where he tweeted a very offensive meme about Hillary Clinton.
“Did you think about that in church, when you tweeted it out? Where was your moral compass?”
“I offered it without commentary, that was just put up,” Baio replied. “I just put it up there.”
The meme in question is an image of Democratic presumptive nominee with the word “count” above her head. The problem is that the “o” is blocked out in the image, so one can only deduce that “c*nt” is the word of inference.
Dissatisfied with his very safe, PC answer, Hall clapped back on Baio’s decision to post the meme with the caption, “This may be the best meme out there. #NeverHillary @realDonaldTrump.”
“Yeah, but you know what it meant when you tweeted it out,” Hall said, before moving on to yet another tweet that targeted First Lady Michelle Obama.
“Wow. [Obama] wakes up to this every morning,” Baio wrote in a post of a very unflattering image of the FLOTUS.
“That tweet was a joke. Tamron, I’m a guy from Brooklyn,” Baio said. “I have a certain sense of humor. I sit with my buddies and we smoke cigars. I joke about…” Before he could get the rest of his sentence out, Hall lit into him like a pit bull.
“But does joking about a woman that way make America great again?”
But wait…there’s more. Not only did Hall catch Baio up in a number of contradictions, she forced him to lie in front of the entire nation — which, if we’re being honest, is something that some Conservatives aren’t too new to.
“Last night, I went on social media to see what you were saying about your speech and I realized that you blocked me” Hall stated. “Why’d you block me from social media? I’m just curious.”
“That might’ve been a mistake. I wouldn’t block you, that might have been a mistake.”
I’m not sure about you guys, but this tickled my fancy. There’s nothing like calling people out of their BS, yes “of”…because Baio needs to be delivered from it.
As for you, Ms. Hall, keep on slaying.
Check out the very necessary and entertaining exchange here.
Tamron Hall asks Baio about controversial Tweet: “Does joking about a woman that way make America great again.” https://t.co/kboqVVjRzW
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 19, 2016