Scott Baio defends Donald Trump’s ‘locker room talk’ comments

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Scott Baio defends Trump’s comments, says women talk the same way ‘over white wine when you have your brunches’
WATCH: Scott Baio defends Donald Trump's recent comments on 'Justice with Judge Jeanine.' – Oct 12, 2016

Former Charles in Charge star Scott Baio has been a longtime Donald Trump supporter, and now he’s stepping up for his man after the infamous Access Hollywood tape leak.

On Friday, the Washington Post and NBC released video of Trump speaking to then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about making sexual advances on women without their consent. “When you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump said in the 2005 video. “You can do anything. Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything.”

Trump was forced to issue a public apology for the remarks and has repeatedly dismissed them as “locker room talk,” including during Sunday’s debate when he was pressed on the issue.

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On Sunday, Baio appeared on Justice with Judge Jeanine, and said people who have problems with Trump’s remarks need to “grow up.”

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“First of all, I think 11 years ago Trump was a Democrat, so doesn’t he deserve a pass?” he asked Jeanine Pirro of Fox News. “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.”

Unsurprisingly, Twitter was set ablaze with vitriol against Baio.

Baio, 56, is a staunch Trump supporter, and has been publicly supportive of the Republican candidate on many occasions.

“It’s very simple, because when he speaks I understand him,” Baio said in March of this year. “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.”

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Baio has even initiated Twitter wars with fellow celebrities, including actress Rose McGowan, who put the kibosh on the argument before it even began.

Now, the ’80s star claims that he’s received a death threat for supporting Trump — he’s even filed a report with the police about the threat. He tells The Hollywood Reporter that he still stands behind Trump despite the Access Hollywood tape.

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“Why would I change [my political stance]?” said Baio to THR. “Because he said stuff that guys sometimes say to each other? It’s absurd. It’s all phony outrage. The people who condemn this condone everything else. They’re the people who make Sex and the City, Fifty Shades of Grey, and now they have moral outrage? It’s bulls**t.”

“I don’t condone sexual assault or violence against anybody,” he continued. “But it’s not harassment. He’s not telling anyone to do anything. I’m lost as to what the big deal is. Listen, between Hillary Clinton and Satan, I’d choose Satan.”

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