Trump Wants Legendary Pitcher Turned Twitter Troll Curt Schilling to Run for Congress
Curt Schilling led the Red Sox to a World Series win in 2004. This was the teams first Championship in 86 years. The pitcher is fondly remembered in Boston for competing throughout the series with a torn tendon in his ankle.
Since his career has ended, Schilling has been very outspoken on Twitter and other social media platforms. Today, Donald Trump tweeted that he hopes the former Pitcher runs for Congress in Arizona.
The President tweeted, “Curt Schilling, a great pitcher and patriot, is considering a run for Congress in Arizona. Terrific!”
Curt Schilling, a great pitcher and patriot, is considering a run for Congress in Arizona. Terrific! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019
Trump’s support for Schilling led to many Twitter users bringing up the pitcher’s history on Twitter. Following his career, he entered into broadcasting working for both WEEI and ESPN.
Schilling was suspended by ESPN in 2015 for a tweet that compared Muslims to Nazis. The network referred to the Tweets as unacceptable. Schilling deleted thee tweet and delivered an apology.
The former pitcher was later fired by ESPN after he shared a tweet that was offensive to Transgender people. This time Schilling did not apologize. He said of the controversy, “If you get offended by ANYTHING in this post, that’s your fault, all yours. You know how I know you ‘offended’ people are full of crap? Because I’m not even close to any of the things you so desperately want me to be, so you can whine.”
Schilling later became a writer for the Conservative news organization, Brietbart. This is not the first time he has considered running for public office. In 2016 he stated that he might run for Elizabeth Warren’s Massachusetts Senate seat.