Curt Schilling Rips Donald Trump … Nope, I Never Saw That Coming Either
God help us, but Curt Schilling is being the voice of reason.
Schilling, who was suspended by ESPN last year for re-posting a meme that compared Muslims to Nazis, and is also the author of various other incendiary arch-conservative tweets and mouth boo-boos, is at it again. Apparently not concerned that his employer will once again bring the hammer down, Schilling took the to the radio today and gave his opinion on the two frontrunning presidential candidates.
Surprisingly (to me), Schilling is not a Trump supporter. Repeat that: not! The former Red Sox and Diamondbacks pitching great was on 610 Sports in Kansas City today, and had this to say about The Donald (via New York Post):
“I’m tired of the ‘We’re going to make America great again.’ I get it, but what does that mean?” Schilling said. “If nothing else, Donald Trump has proven to politicians in every corner in the globe that America’s voting bloc is giving a giant middle finger to the establishment.
“Listen, he hasn’t elaborated, like, on two sentences for a policy. ‘We’re going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it.’ OK, how? ‘Well, I’ll tell you later.’ ”
Schilling campaigned for George W. Bush in 2004, and for John McCain in 2008. He's also a vocal opponent to same-sex marriage, and his name has been batted around occasionally as a possible candidate for vacant U.S. Senate seats. Schilling has turned down those inquiries, but has indicated that it's not out of the question in the future.
And by the way, don't think that Schilling has forgotten his old nemesis, Hillary Clinton. On the same radio show:
“If she’s allowed to get to the general election before she’s in prison, I’ll be stunned and upset,” Schilling said, via The Big Lead. “Because I think she’s shown her true colors all along the way, and I’ll ask you this: Do you see her being anything even remotely different than what we’ve had?"
Both the State Department and the FBI said on Tuesday that they've concluded Clinton did nothing illegal regarding her email, but forget that. Schilling is rolling.
ESPN guidelines show that employees must "refrain from political commenting." In response to a question by The Big Lead, an ESPN spokesman replied: “we are addressing it."
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