Tamron Hall Confronts Scott Baio About Controversial Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama Tweets
The Republican National Convention speaker defended his posts as "jokes" on MSNBC on Tuesday and took to Twitter after the on-air interview.
After watching Scott Baio talk about his faith during his Monday night address at the Republican National Convention, MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall had more than a few questions lined up when she sat down with the actor on Tuesday.
During MSNBC's coverage of the RNC, Hall spoke with the former Charles in Charge star about the convention speech he made the night prior and compared his message to past comments he's made on social media.
Hall first displayed a tweet that Baio posted on July 10 of a meme referring to Hillary Clinton as a c—.
"You talk about religion coming back to this country and us having a moral barometer," she said. "Where was your moral compass when you put [this] photo of a woman that you disagree with politically?"
Insisting that he just "put it up there," the actor explained: "It's the word 'count,' that's what she's standing in front of. There's no commentary attached to it. I didn't call her anything and the fact that you question my faith over a picture is not nice."
Hall then recalled a 2010 tweet by Baio of an unflattering image of Michelle Obama with the caption: "WOW He wakes up to this every morning."
She then asked Baio why he blocked her on Twitter.
"That might have been a mistake," he said, adding that the first lady tweet was a "joke."
"I'm a guy from Brooklyn," Baio explained. "I have a certain sense of humor. I sit with my buddies and we smoke cigars. It's a joke about a woman yelling at her husband."
But Hall was not satisfied.
"Does joking about a woman that way 'make America great again?' — does it 'make America America again?' she asked, referring to the quote he used in his RNC speech.
The pair then disagreed over quotes about guns made by both President Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
"If I find the quote will you put it up on social media?" Baio asked Hall, who then replied: "Absolutely, but you block me."
After the interview, Baio made good on his promise, tweeting a slew of posts at the anchor over topics discussed in the interview.
Hall tweeted in response:
Watch the on-air clash where it began below.