Scott Baio endorses Donald Trump: 'We need someone to relentlessly attack Hillary'

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Actor turned reality TV star Scott Baio endorsed Donald Trump for president on Saturday, telling Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, "It's very simple. Because when he speaks I understand him. He speaks like I speak."

"I want him ... to go into Washington to blow it up," the longtime Hollywood conservative said on "Justice With Judge Jeanine." "I'm fed up. I'm done with them, I'm done with the Republicans. They've lied and conned and B.S.'ed me for a very long time now."

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The actor, best known for his role in the 1970s and '80s sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Charles in Charge," has recently starred in VH1 reality shows as well as the Nick at Nite sitcom "See Dad Run."

Baio, who endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012 and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker last year, told Pirro that party affiliation no longer matters to him.

"I no longer consider myself a Republican anymore," he said. "I'm a conservative independent."

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Scott Baio endorses Donald Trump: 'We need someone to relentlessly attack Hillary'

Stephen Baldwin


Baldwin, who was fired by Trump on two different seasons of "The Celebrity Apprentice," said during an interview with Don Lemon on an episode of "CNN Tonight" that Trump would make a "great" president "because he's not a politician, and he doesn't care what anybody thinks."  

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Gary Busey

The actor endorsed Trump back in 2011, even after being fired from season four of "The Celebrity Apprentice," and offered his praise for the presidential hopeful again recently. "He's a great guy. He's sharp. He's fast," he told Fox411. "He can change the country after the last eight years."  

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Dennis Rodman

The retired pro-basketball player tweeted: "@realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don't need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016." He was fired from season two of "The Celebrity Apprentice." 

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Lou Ferrigno

When asked by TMZ for his thoughts on Trump, the actor and former bodybuilder said, "I hope Donald goes all the way." He was also fired from a season of "The Celebrity Apprentice." 

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Ted Nugent 

The musician wrote an article for WorldNetDaily in which he said, "[Trump] should be given the Medal of Freedom for speaking his mind in such a bold, honest, and straightforward manner."

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Tila Tequila 

The model and reality star posted a video on YouTube expressing her support for Trump.

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Wayne Newton

The Las Vegas entertainer announced his support on "Fox and Friends," “I love Donald, and he would make a great president,” he said. But he also voiced his support for other hopefuls, such as Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, and Ben Carson. 

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Willie Robertson

The businessman and star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” supported Trump at a rally in Oklahoma last year, where he was invited up on stage. He officially announced his endorsement in January. 

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Jesse Ventura 

Jesse Ventura

The former pro wrestler, former Minnesota governor, and actor was speaking with previous Trump staffer Roger Stone for "Off the Grid," when Ventura said, "I shocked my staff today. I came in and said, ‘You know what, as far as the Republicans are concerned, I hope Trump wins.'" Though he also added, "Now I’m not a Republican — I’m not a Democrat either — so ultimately, I’d like somebody else to win overall.”

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Terrell Owens 

The retired NFL wide receiver told TMZ Sports, "This may be what the country needs and Trump... He’s a guy who won’t put up with B.S. and has what it takes to change how government is run." He appeared on the most recent season of "The Celebrity Apprentice."   

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But he's not so independent as to consider casting his vote for Trump's likely Democratic challenger, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "Listen, they're going to attack whoever the Republican nominee is. And we need somebody to relentlessly, relentlessly attack Hillary," he said.

"This getting above the fray and not getting in the dirt and 'We're better than that," it doesn't work anymore," he said. "But to win elections nowadays, the Democrats and liberals attack vicously."

Baio joins a slew of Hollywood stars who have come out in their support of the real estate mogul and reality TV star, including Jon Voight, Kid Rock, Azealia Banks and Hulk Hogan.

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