We knew the political convention to formally nominate Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for president would be untraditional. After all, the candidate himself promised a stage filled with "winners" such as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and legendary NFL coach Mike Ditka.
Unfortunately, for Trump, everyone from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and former Indiana coach Bobby Knight reneged. Even former Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow, reportedly confirmed as a speaker by Trump's campaign, felt the need to publicly disavow his participation with the event, which kicks off tomorrow in Cleveland.
So who is left for Trump to tap? Apparently, Scott Baio.
The 1980s sitcom star announced on Fox News Saturday night that he'd been personally selected by Trump to speak at Republican National Convention, telling host Judge Jeanine Pirro he'll be speaking Monday night "around 8 o'clock."
"I'm not going to tell you what I'm talking about because I don't know exactly what it is that I'm talking about," said Baio, who stared as Chachi on the popular sitcom "Happy Days" and its spin-off "Joanie Loves Chachi."
Here's how Baio described the moment Trump asked him to be a speaker at the RNC:
"I was at a fundraiser for Mr. Trump the other night with my wife, and he invited me to speak at the convention—which was completely unexpected and out of left field. He had given a speech and he was walking out, and I looked at him and I said, 'Mr. Trump, Scott Baio…,' and he said, 'Oh my god!' And he said to me, 'Do you want to speak?' and I said, 'Here?' and he goes, 'No, no, at the convention!' And I went, 'Ugh… o…okay.'"
Baio doubled-down his announcement on Twitter:
The Trump campaign has not responsed to a request for confirmation.
Baio endorsed Trump back in March on Fox News, telling Pirro he was "fed up" with the Republican party.