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Baio defends 'jokes' about women

Lost amid the fuss over Melania Trump's alleged plagiarizing at the first night of the Republican convention were the many other speeches, including one by Scott Baio. The actor recently stirred up a fuss when he tweeted a meme that, essentially, calls Hillary Clinton the c-word.

During an interview on Tuesday morning, MSNBC's Tamron Hall confronted Baio about this tweet and others he's posted in the past. Baio offered up a thin defense, insisting, "I just put it up there." When Hall questions Baio's "moral compass," Baio again insists, "I didn't call her anything."

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Hall didn't relent, showing him an unflattering tweet he sent about Michelle Obama to which Baio could only meekly reply, "I'm a guy from Brooklyn" and that jokes about everyones' wives are fine, OK?

The heated discussion continues for four full minutes and Baio squirms the entire time, clearly not in charge.

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CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 17: Demonstrators march through downtown ahead of the Republican National Convention on July 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 17: Demonstrators march through downtown ahead of the Republican National Convention on July 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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