Scott Baio says he’s throwing his support behind Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' MORE in the hopes that the GOP presidential front-runner will go “into Washington and blow it up.”
“I’m fed up,” the “Happy Days” and “Charles in Charge” actor told Jeanine Pirro in a Saturday interview on Fox News. “I’m done with the Republicans. They’ve lied, and conned and BSed me for a very long time.
"I don’t even consider myself a Republican anymore — I’m a conservative independent,” Baio added.
Baio says he’s endorsing Trump because “when he speaks, I understand him. He speaks like I speak. He communicates with people very well. I want him as [all] any one person can do is to go into Washington and blow it up.”
Like the real estate mogul, the former “Joanie Loves Chachi” star is a native New Yorker.
“They’re going to attack whomever the Republican nominee is, and we need somebody to relentlessly, relentlessly attack Hillary [Clinton]. And that’s the only way we’re going to win,” Baio, 55, said.
Apologizing while dubbing himself as someone who tries “to be a classy guy,” Baio added, “Getting above the fray, and not getting in the dirt, and ‘we’re better than that’ doesn’t work anymore.”
When Pirro pressed Baio about critics who call Trump divisive, the entertainer, who backed Republican nominee Mitt Romney in 2012, replied, “The things that he’s saying are the things people are thinking. And for me it’s just common-sense stuff.”
Baio praised Trump’s rivals for the GOP nomination, Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzO'Rourke says he raised record .2M since launching campaign for Texas governor Golden State Warriors owner says 'nobody cares' about Uyghurs All hostages free, safe after hours-long standoff at Texas synagogue: governor MORE (Texas) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, calling them “great” and “good” guys. “But they’re going to get bombarded, and I don’t think they have the wherewithal to fight back.
“And Trump, the thing I like about him,” Baio said, “you got to go after people when they come after you.”