Scott Baio Tried To Own The Libs With A Pic Of A Pro-Trump Michaels Store Display—But Michaels Wasn't Having It
Following President Trump's defeat on election day, many of his followers have been clinging to his last weeks in power as a final opportunity to "own the libs."
Actor Scott Baio, for instance, shared a photo from a Michaels craft store on Twitter.
In the image, candles with letters on them were arranged to read:
"Trump is still your President."
Fun times at Michael’s Trump Is Still Your President 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 God bless President Trump… https://t.co/NFPLJlcGbD— Scott Baio (@Scott Baio)1605163712.0
Imagine doing this at a craft store, taking a pic, posting it with this caption... I'm embarrassed for you 🥴
— Peggy (@jellytinkles) November 13, 2020
We get the White House and you get an end cap at Michael's. Perfect.
— Leslie - 68 to 46. 🇺🇲 (@Leslieoo7) November 12, 2020
Your "president" is going to be unemployed on January 20th. Get ready for it!
— Dave Hollingsworth (@_daveyH) November 12, 2020
Whether the candles were referring to the period of time before President Biden's inauguration or were supporting President Trump's false claims he could win the 2020 election was unclear.
Either way, many Michaels shoppers were unhappy with the display set up in the store.
Stop it. This is so rude and disrespectful. Michael's is better than this
— Kyle 🌱 (@KylePlantEmoji) November 13, 2020
Don't ruin @MichaelsStores for me! It's where I go since Hobby Lobby is no longer an option.
— Small town Jewels (@SmalltownJewels) November 12, 2020
Before long, however, Michaels themselves weighed in on Twitter, telling everyone they had not approved the display and had removed it.
The store account tweeted:
"At Michaels we strive to maintain an inclusive environment for all our team members and customers and can confirm this display was not created by Michaels and has been dismantled"
@SmalltownJewels At Michaels we strive to maintain an inclusive environment for all our team members and customers… https://t.co/Ex3zRmVQFP— Michaels Stores (@Michaels Stores)1605200165.0
Twitter users were relieved.
@MichaelsStores Thank you for clarifying. Had to make a special trip at lunch. 👍 https://t.co/9TwrQtkzww— Small town Jewels (@Small town Jewels)1605204271.0
@MichaelsStores @SmalltownJewels And that’s how you handle things 👏👏 Thank you @MichaelsStores I love going to your… https://t.co/gn6i6nCXdM— Veronica Pech (@Veronica Pech)1605261880.0
@MichaelsStores @SmalltownJewels This is amazing. An official statement from the PR division of Michael's saying ba… https://t.co/BCjW1jtiPW— IDK 164 (@IDK 164)1605236202.0
Many others online decided Baio's attempted troll deserved a troll in return.
Charles in Charge... of an end cap at Michael's.
— MaTT FLaMMaBLe (@MaTTFLaMMaBLe) November 12, 2020
I love that the girls from Charles in Charge are still working while Scott Baio is doing this: pic.twitter.com/J6QGNCVJZH
— Little Mac (@DorseyFilm) November 12, 2020
"Mommy, what's that man doing?"
"He's just playing with the candles, don't make eye contact."
"Why is he giggling to himself like that?"
"*I. Said. Do. Not. Make. Eye. Contact.*"
— 🦎Swamp Lizard🦎 (@DiscoTempoJazz) November 12, 2020
Aww, bless your heart. pic.twitter.com/iZpvD68NEe
— Stephanie Meidas Mighty (@Islandgirlpixie) November 12, 2020
Must be nice to have so much free time on your hands these days. Speaking of free time, how was that "Happy Days" reunion? Must've been nice to catch up with the old gang, huh?
— Edna K - Deep State Sharpie™ Inspector (@EdnaK_) November 12, 2020
This is what @ScottBaio considers a fun time. pic.twitter.com/mjaXjyzZSX
— David Ball (@DaveBall77) November 13, 2020
Spending time in Michaels to own the Libs
— Rogue WH Snr Advisor (@roguesnradvisor) November 12, 2020
I'm guessing you didn't get the memo during your lunch break at Subway. Let me help you with that, Chachi. pic.twitter.com/Qdsmuz4fwc
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) November 12, 2020
It has been a difficult couple of weeks for the President's supporters.
But at least these random candles are on their side.
RIGHT ON 👊🏼🇺🇸we will never see a President like DONALD JOHN TRUMP in our lifetime , we thank Fred and Mary for birthing him ! May GOD continue to bless the Trump family ..🙏
— T.K. (@TK02891092) November 12, 2020
— Trinity (@TrinityResists) November 12, 2020
Many people online amused themselves by imagining Scott Baio taking the time to arrange these candles in some random Michaels.
Wait, did Scott Baio really go into a Michaels to rearrange the candles on display and then take a picture of it?— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1605202236.0
@BillyBaldwin Can you imagine being at Michael's and seeing Scott Baio rearranging these stupid candles— the disgruntled pelican (she/her/hers/pelican) (@the disgruntled pelican (she/her/hers/pelican))1605198718.0
Others speculated on Baio's career path.
Are you still working for Subway? Or just Michael's?
— Shannon FM (@Katpa73) November 12, 2020
You're walking around Michael's, rearranging mugs?
Not a lot of gigs for you these days. I get it. Wah wah wah!
— Peter (@Peter_M_V) November 12, 2020
Honey.... this is pathetic. pic.twitter.com/44AM1xqFyK
— Mary J. Thee Stallion (@GeniusLab_95) November 13, 2020
Baio is correct that Donald Trump is still the President.
Until January 20, 2021, that is.