Scott Baio Is About to Speak at the GOP Convention. Here’s What He Has to Say About Hillary Clinton.

“Chachi” sets the tone for the Republican convention.


In the days leading up to the 2016 GOP convention, Donald Trump reportedly had a tough time securing the kind of all-star celebrities he once promised would take the stage in Cleveland to lend glittering support to his candidacy.

It appears, however, that in the end he triumphed. On Saturday, Trump revealed that none other than distinguished actor Scott Baio would address the convention on Monday evening. Yes, that Baio of Charles in Charge and Happy Days fame.

Just days before the news, in what perfectly captures the tone of this year’s GOP convention, the not-quite-A-list actor tweeted the following thoughts on Hillary Clinton:

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