Republican Scott Baio launched an extraordinary attack on children’s book author Laurel Snyder after she was invited to speak at her daughter’s private school in California on Monday.
The 58-year-old former Happy Days star, who is a staunch supporter of President Trump, described Snyder as “despicable” for his tweets criticizing the commander-in-chief.
Drawing on her own Twitter account, Baio wrote, “This infamous person spoke to my kid and other kids today at her school. See how she teaches her kids to hate and disrespect to people like President Trump and FLOTUS! ”
He added the ‘classless’ and ‘trash’ hashtags.
Baio, who is the father of 11-year-old daughter Bailey, has been a registered Republican for decades and spoke at the Republican National Convention in 2016.
Scott Baio joined children’s book author Laurel Snyder on Twitter for his anti-Trump posts. The actor is a staunch conservative and is pictured speaking at the 2016 Republican National Convention
The actor didn’t hesitate to talk about the acclaimed author, who spoke at his daughter’s private school.
Atlanta-based Lauren Snyder is the author of six bestselling children’s novels
Snyder, meanwhile, is an acclaimed author of six children’s novels, including Orphan Island, nominated for the national best-selling book award.
Baio took issue with several of the tweets Snyder has already shared with his 9,800 followers on Twitter.
In February of this year, she tweeted that Trump’s State of the Union address was “mostly Holocaust echoes.”
She then tweeted: “My kids are wondering if @realDonaldTrump insisted on Melania dying orange so he could look normal in comparison.”
Snyder has previously criticized the Republican administration, after sharing several anti-Trump tweets
Baio is a friend and supporter of Trump. He is pictured with his wife Renee and daughter Bailey President alongside the President and Jeanine Pirro
Baio (far right) is best known for his role as Chachi Arcola in Happy Days, which ran from 1974 to 1984.
After Baio’s Twitter attack on Snyder, many quickly came to the writer’s defense.
One asked the Hollywood actor, “He’s an author. She came to school to discuss her (non-political) youth writing, not her social media posts. Why bother for no reason? God damn man, find yourself a hobby.
Snyder thanked those who gathered around her, writing on Twitter on Wednesday: “I want to thank everyone in the world #kidlit (and beyond) for the support.
Laurel thanked her followers for their support after Baio criticized her on Twitter
“We really have an amazing community, and I feel blessed to be a part of it. I haven’t been able to follow all of the feedback channels and can’t respond to everyone at this time. But it all mattered so much.
Last year, Baio made headlines after being accused of sexually assaulting his former Charles In Charge co-star Nicole Eggert in the 1980s.
Baio vehemently denied the allegations, and the Los Angeles district attorney’s office declined to press charges because Eggert’s charges exceeded the statute of limitations.