After being fired by ESPN last April, Curt Schilling has his eye on a new job — president of the United States.
The outspoken and controversial former All-Star pitcher and ex-baseball analyst announced his intention to run for the White House in 2024 in the comments section of his own Facebook post bashing President Obama, Hillary Clinton and former California state senator Leland Yee.
“State office first, white house in 8 years,” Schilling wrote, when asked by a commentator if he was running for office, “or 4 if by some amazing illegal event this country elects another clinton,” he added.
Proving that he can make just as childish and inappropriate comments on social media as current GOP nominee Donald Trump, Schilling went on to call Hillary Clinton a “skank,” referred to politicians and other commenters as “dumb ass,” and told one follower from Seattle “you don’t actually live in this country. Seattle is pretty much a canada south, with that awesome min wage law working wonders for employment.”
Schilling, a three-time World Series winner and ex-“Monday Night Baseball” analyst, was fired by ESPN in April after he posted a meme on Facebook mocking transgender women.
In March, the former Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher aired his grievances over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private computer server to send classified information, telling Kansas City’s 610 sports radio listeners that the presidential candidate “should be buried under a jail somewhere.” ESPN investigated the matter, as the company had previously sent a memo to its employees urging them not to comment on the presidential race.
After joining ESPN in April 2010, Schilling was removed from the network’s baseball coverage last season following a controversial tweet in August 2015 comparing Muslims to Nazis. He was replaced by MLB analyst Jessica Mendoza.
Schilling had tweeted a photo of Adolf Hitler and the words: “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?” He paired the picture with the caption “The math is staggering when you get to the true #s.”
On Friday, Schilling shared a meme bashing our current president, with the caption “If you blame Obama for this war on cops please like and share!”