VIA| Joanie may love Chachi, but it seems that Chachi loves making America great again.
Scott Baio, best known for his role on “Happy Days,” voiced his support for Republican front-runner Donald Trump in an appearance on Fox News Saturday night, joining a roster of celebrities who back the billionaire businessman.
“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,” Baio told Judge Jeanine Pirro in an interview.
Baio also said Trump is the only one who could weather the eventual attacks from Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.
“They’re going to attack whomever the Republican nominee is,” the “Happy Days” star told Pirro, “and we need somebody to relentlessly, relentlessly attack Hillary. 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, 55, is probably best known for his role as Chachi Arcola on the sitcom “Happy Days” (as well as its insipid, short-lived spinoff, “Joanie Loves Chachi”) and the eponymous character on “Charles in Charge.” His most recent role was in the Nick at Nite sitcom “See Dad Run.”
Baio is no closet Hollywood Republican. Even at the height of his fame in the 1980s — which inexplicably came after the trainwreck that was “Joanie Loves Chachi” — the actor was an outspoken conservative, even campaigning for Ronald Reagan.
“Conservatives want you to live your life, liberals want you to live their life,” Baio said, adding that conservatives are much more ideologically diverse and open-minded than liberals.
“That’s why we have 17 people trying to beat each other up and they have just her, basically,” Baio said, referencing to the crowded Republican field at the beginning of the campaign. “If there’s a D next to the name it’s just lock-step stuff.”
Baio isn’t the only celebrity to endorse Trump. Past celebrity endorsements have included Kenny Rogers, Ted Nugent and Ann Coulter. However, how many of them can lay claim to singing chops like this?
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