Much like a fart, but much larger and alive, Scott Baio is one of those celebrity has-beens who has managed to linger in the public consciousness for decades without contributing anything of value to the world. He’s also one of the few celebs who’s openly supported Unpresident-Elect Donald Trump.
The former Charles in Charge star was recently asked by Variety to explain his support of Trump. And, well, let’s just say he didn’t really choose his words very carefully.
After celebrating Trump’s alleged work ethic, Baio told those critical of Trump to “grow up,” proclaiming that the world is “not about going to safe spaces and wearing a safety pin and hugging a puppy.”
Baio then tried to make the case that Trump was just a regular guy, citing as evidence Trump’s love of … putting his hands all over people shortly after meeting them for the first time. Allegedly.
“He’s just a guy,” Baio told Variety. “He grabs you. Holds you. He puts his arm around you.”
Er, dude, in Trump’s case I don’t think that’s actually a good thing.
Yesterday we learned that former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos, one of the numerous women who came forward before the election to accuse the orange tycoon of sexual assault, has filed a defamation suit against Trump for disparaging statements he made about her after she went public with her allegations.
According to Zervos’ complaint, Trump “ambushed” her several times.
Mr. Trump suddenly, and without her consent, kissed her on her mouth repeatedly; he touched her breast; and he pressed his genitals up against her. Ms. Zervos never consented to any of this disgusting touching.
Maybe Gloria Allred, who is handling Zervos’ case, will call Baio to the witness stand to discuss Trump’s alleged handsyness.