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Wisconsin delegates get a visit from Chachi and Cliff

July 20, 2016

CLEVELAND — The Wisconsin GOP delegation’s Wednesday morning breakfast turned into a 1980s TV reunion as Scott Baio and John Ratzenberger gave speeches.

Baio, known for his roles as Chachi in “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” the eponymous “Charles in Charge” and more recently as Bob Loblaw on “Arrested Development,” talked about the difficulty of being a Republican in Hollywood. He also said he’s supporting Donald Trump for president because Republicans never fight back.

“He’s bombastic, yes,” Baio said. “He says a lot of words people don’t like. He’s not a politician. When he gets hit, he hits back hard. And I’ve never seen that in a Republican.”

Pollster Frank Luntz, who brought Baio with him, said Wisconsin was the only delegation that he brought Baio along. Baio also spoke during Monday night’s prime time convention program.

Ratzenberger, a former carpenter known for his turn as Cliff Clavin the mailman on Cheers, as well as for voicing characters in every Pixar animated film, such as Hamm the Piggy Bank in the Toy Story movies, said he supports Trump because “he’s a builder and builders understand the necessity for a strong foundation.”