Curt Schilling was a borderline Hall of Fame pitcher during his career with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox.
Now, the controversial ex-hurler thinks he’d be a top notch President of the United States.
Having become more known for his xenophobia, sexism and all-around bigotry ever since retiring from Major League Baseball, Schilling issued quite a threat o Facebook this past Sunday:
He has his sights set on the Oval Office.
In a post that is tragically gaining momentum online, Schilling wrote that his plan is to win state office first and then be in the White House in eight years - “or 4 if by some amazing illegal event this country elects another clinton.”
(It’s unclear what “illegal” event is being referred to here. A democratic, nationwide vote that is not controlled by the federal government?)
Might Schilling be joking around? We guess.
But he isn’t exactly known for having a sense of humor… and we all thought Donald Trump was joking around back in the day, didn’t we?
In April, Schilling was fired from ESPN after posing a meme about transgender individuals in response to flak North Carolina has received over its “bathroom law.”
This is the law that requires people to only use the bathroom that corresponds to their birth gender.
“A man is a man no matter what they call themselves,” Schilling wrote at the time, along with the following picture.
“I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
Schilling did not take his firing quietly, however.
He proceeded to go on multiple rants in which he accused various ESPN employees of racism and said the network discriminates against Republicans.
About a year ago, meanwhile, Schilling was suspended by ESPN for comparing radical members of Islam to Nazis.
And if you think his views have calmed down in any way of late, consider a couple recent memes he shared on Facebook.
First, Schilling said he “loves” this one:
Then, he blamed the “war on cops” on President Obama via this image:
We’d love to make a few quips here about Curt Schilling as a Presidential candidate.
But the existence of Donald Trump has made that impossible.
There’s nothing funny about bigots thinking they should be the most powerful person on the planet. There’s even less funny about the millions of people that agree with them.
Schilling should go back to pretending he had blood on his sock during Game Six of the 2004 American League Championship Series.