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Scott Baio became the latest Hollywood figure to endorse Donald Trump for president on Saturday.
Telling Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro that Trump “speaks like I speak,” Baio said that he is “fed up” with Republicans and now considers himself a conservative independent, but values Trump’s forthrightness.
“It’s very simple, because when he speaks I understand him,” Baio told Pirro. “He speaks like I speak, he communicates with people very well. I want him, as any one person can do, to go into Washington and blow it up.”
The actor, well-known for his roles on the TV series Happy Days, its spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi and Charles in Charge, expounded on his departure from the Republican party, saying, “They’ve lied and conned and B.S.ed me.”
“They’re going to attack whomever the Republican nominee is,” he said, “and we need somebody to relentlessly, relentlessly attack Hillary [Clinton]. It’s the only way we’re going to win. I’m trying to be a classy guy, but to win elections nowadays, the Democrats and liberals attack viciously.”
Baio joins a long list of Hollywood supporters for Trump, including Jon Voight, Ted Nugent, Aaron Carter, Kid Rock, Stephen Baldwin and Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson.
This is a change in his presidential endorsement, as Baio previously had endorsed Scott Walker last spring.
Gov. Walker sounds a lot like President Reagan. #WalkerForPres pic.twitter.com/orvn8v9EkM
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) March 11, 2015
Watch the full video below.
Hollywood conservative Scott Baio tells us who he’s supporting for president. #JudgeJeanine
Posted by Judge Jeanine Pirro on Saturday, March 19, 2016
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