Former Boston Red Sox ace and ESPN baseball analyst, Curt Schilling, has toned down his social media posts lately but that did not stop him from offering his opinion on the 2016 presidential election.
Schilling interviewed with a Kansas City sports talk radio this afternoon and spoke out on many issues. He believes America has gotten worse in the past 20 years, that the economic situation is very bad, and that terrorism is now a global phenomenon.
Here is what he had to say about Hillary Clinton:
“If she’s allowed to get to the general election before she’s in prison I’ll be stunned and upset. 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?”
“I don’t care what her titles are. She’s done nothing. She’s done absolutely nothing to further the success of the middle class. She jumps on the backs of people who she wants to be dependent on government. She needs these people to be dependent on her.”
He is obviously not a fan, but what is surprising is that he isn’t a fan of Trump either:
“I’m tired of the We’re Going To Make America Great Again I get it, but what does that mean? If nothing else, Donald Trump has proven to politicians in every corner in the globe that America’s voting block 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.’ Okay, how? ‘Well, I’ll tell you later.’ There has been no depth to anything he’s said. But, look at the turn out. Look at the response, absolutely staggering to me. The only thing that tells me is people are sick and tired of the status quo, sick and tired of the lying, sick and tired of the manipulating.”
Schilling is no stranger to getting himself in trouble because of his political beliefs. He was suspended by ESPN last year after tweeting an offensive meme. The tweet, a meme, that read: “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”
ESPN has a policy regarding on-air talent and their involvement in political commentary. Now we will have to wait and see if Schilling will be reprimanded for his latest comments.