Despite Donald Trump being the presumptive Republican nominee in the 2016 presidential race, there are some in the GOP establishment who seem skeptical and hesitant to embrace his candidacy.
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“You mean like Paul Ryan? I don’t think it’s skepticism at all, I think it’s self-indulgent, ‘how can this benefit me?’ play. I think he’s trying to be a power player. And for me, it tells me everything that’s sort of wrong with the Republican Party. I’m sort of done with them, they shoot themselves in the foot every other minute, Trump is the nominee, period,” actor Scott Baio told the FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto.
“It was the way [Trump] was talking that attracted me to him, because when I hear politicians talking it sounds like the parents in Charlie Brown, ‘whah, whah, whah, whah….,’ and then when I heard Trump speaking, I actually heard words and sentences and phrases that I understood,” said Baio.
On how Trump would hold up in the general election, Baio said, “I knew that he would take Hillary Clinton, or whomever their nominee is to task and beat them pillar to post. I think he can win huge because he will go at them the way they’ve gone at the Republican side forever -- and we’ve never ever had a guy go on the attack like this and that’s what you need nowadays,” Baio said.
On Mitt Romney’s criticisms of Donald Trump, Baio said, “I don’t get it, I’m so disappointed in it. I think part of it is [because] he is a businessman and Trump is a businessman, he is a little jealous that a businessman is going to beat him to the presidency. [Trump] is the nominee, suck it up, be a man and let’s go.”
Baio then made an offer to his colleagues in Hollywood who have threatened to go to Canada if Trump is elected.
“I’ve already worked this out, my friend Bob Shapiro and I, we’re going to charter a plane for them and they can go wherever they’d like. I will put drinks on the plane, I’ll put some nice lobster, see ya later,” Baio said.