WATCH: Scott Baio Defends Donald Trump Amid Lewd Comments Controversy
Scott Baio, who has been a Donald Trump supporter from the start, came to Trump’s defense over the weekend, saying the presidential candidate’s sexist comments about women, which were leaked on Friday (Oct. 7, 2016), are just part of men’s vernacular – and by the way, women do it, too.
Speaking with FOX News (via TheWrap), Baio said,“First of all, I think 11 years ago Trump was a Democrat, so doesn’t he deserve a pass? I like Trump because Trump is not a politician; he talks like a guy. And ladies out there, this is what guys talk about when you’re not around. So if you’re offended by it, grow up. And by the way, this is what you guys talk about over white wine when you have your brunches, so take it easy with your phony outrage. This is the way the world works. It’s not a big thing.”
Trump’s offensive language, which was said to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush in 2005, includes the former reality TV host talking about trying to “fuck” a married woman (Nancy O’Dell), and grabbing women “by the pussy.”
Baio also said that Hillary Clinton’s defense of her husband Bill amid reports of infidelity is worse than what Trump said. The actor explained, “If you’re gonna accept that, that she’s defending her husband and going after these ‘bimbos’ as she calls them, then you’re gonna have to accept Trump for being a guy.”
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