Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is no fan of President Donald Trump and now one of the president’s most famous supporters has hinted at challenging him.
Actor Scott Baio of “Happy Days” and “Charles In Charge” responded to a tweet from Romney attacking the president by threatening to challenge him, The Blaze reported.
“Hey @MittRomney, beautiful golf courses in Utah……maybe I’ll move there, play a few rounds and unseat you,” the actor said.
Hey @MittRomney, beautiful golf courses in Utah……maybe I'll move there, play a few rounds and unseat you. P.S. My wife is still waiting for her $2600 refund. Remember your wife canceled that Beverly Hills political luncheon fundraiser? But your campaign kept the money. https://t.co/ZMBZVZw3zZ
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) November 20, 2020
He then humiliated the former Massachusetts governor by saying that he owes his wife money for a fundraiser that was cancelled.
“My wife is still waiting for her $2600 refund. Remember your wife canceled that Beverly Hills political luncheon fundraiser? But your campaign kept the money,” he said.
Baio’s tweet was in response to a scathing attacking on President Trump by the supposed Republican senator.
“Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread voter fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election. It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American president,” he said.
Baio received more than 8,000 retweets in support of his sentiment.
The actor made headlines in 2016 when he said that Nancy Mack, the wife of the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers rock band, assaulted him in front of his wife and children over his support of then-candidate Donald Trump.
In 2017 Baio apologized for retweeting a conspiracy theory claiming that the victims of the horrific Newtown massacre were actors participating in a government scheme to justify gun confiscation. He deleted it after the victim excoriated him for the baseless accusation in a Facebook post.
It was not the first time since the election that Sen. Romney appeared to take sides against the president.
“I think when you say that the election was corrupt or stolen or rigged, that that’s unfortunately rhetoric that gets picked up by authoritarians around the world,’ he said when he appeared after the election on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ to host Chuck Todd. “And I think it also discourages confidence in our democratic process here at home.”
“And with a battle going on right now between authoritarianism and freedom, why, I think it’s very important that we not use language which can encourage a course in history which would be very, very unfortunate,” he said.
Romney did admit that no matter who the president is in January, President Trump “is without question the most powerful voice in our Party. He will have an enormous impact on our Party going forward.”
“He is not disappearing by any means,” he said of President Trump. “He is the 900-pound gorilla when it comes to the Republican Party.”
“We will follow the normal course in an election — recounts investigating irregularities — and when it’s over, it’ll be over,” he said.
But if Baio has his way Romney will be disappearing.