Scott Baio has some strong words about President Obama following the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Mediate posted a video of Baio slamming Barack Obama’s response to last week’s Orlando massacre and questioning if the president is just dumb — or Muslim.
After Fox News host Ashley Webster asked Baio if he agreed that the president was very reluctant to say “Islamic terror” in response to the tragedy, the former Happy Days star went off.
“Very reluctant? He’s absolutely reluctant. I can’t tell, Lester, if he’s dumb, he’s a Muslim or he’s a Muslim sympathizer. And I don’t think he’s dumb,” Scott said. (Baio mistakenly called Webster “Lester” throughout the interview.)
Scott Baio, who announced himself as a Donald Trump supporter earlier this year, was extremely fired up when he was asked to elaborate on the subject.
“Like I said, either he’s a sympathizer, a Muslim sympathizer or he’s a Muslim,” Baio said of the 44th president. “To allow this to keep happening. Listen, these Muslim terrorists, radical Islamic terrorists, are saying they’re gonna kill us. They’re saying they’re gonna kill us and then they kill us and it’s still not enough for this president and Hillary Clinton to get serious about it and do something about it. Donald Trump is the only guy, Lester, that wants to handle it and tackle it head on.”
Scott Baio also speculated about Obama’s and Clinton’s “end game.”
“Is it to totally eliminate the United States as it was created and founded and the way it is now?” Baio asked.
When Webster pointed out that it is unfair to call an entire religion “terrorists,” Baio fired back on that one.
“Who’s saying that?” Scott asked. “This guy in Orlando called up and said he was with ISIS, praising Allahu Akbar. What is that? And the president says, ‘Well, the Christians have done this.’ When? When did Christians go out yelling, ‘Jesus Christ’ and start killing people? When does that happen? Are we at war with a whole religion? No. But we’re at war with a faction of that religion that wants to decapitate us and kill us.”
Scott Baio, who’s best known as the star of the ’80s sitcoms Joanie Loves Chachi and Charles in Charge, went on to say it is time to take action.
“The Constitution is not a suicide pact,” Scott said, before adding that he is “baffled by the lack of anything happening” on President Obama’s end.
Scott Baio didn’t end his passionate appeal there, though. The social media savvy star took to Twitter to post multiple videos in which Barack Obama seems to say he comes from a Muslim family. In one short clip, Obama refers to his “Muslim faith” then quickly corrects himself with “Christian faith.”
Scott Baio also illustrated his point with a quote from Barack Obama’s 2006 book, The Audacity of Hope, in which the future president pledged to “stand with the Muslims.”
Earlier this year, Scott Baio revealed his endorsement of Donald Trump, spawning the viral “Chachi Loves Donny” hashtag. According to Variety, Baio, a conservative independent, said he was “fed up” with the Republican party. Scott Baio said he supports Donald Trump because he speaks like a regular person and not a politician.
“It’s very simple, because when he speaks I understand him,” Baio said. “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.”
Take a look at the video below to see Scott Baio calling Obama a Muslim or “dumb” in the interview with Fox.
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