Curt Schilling broke from his incessant tweeting, podcasting and political meme-sharing to make the media rounds, defending recently surfaced comments Donald Trump made about a 10-year-old girl.
In an “Entertainment Tonight” clip from 1992, Trump asks a young beauty pageant contestant, “You going up the escalator?”
“Yeah,” she replies.
“I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?” says Trump, who would have been 46 at the time the video was filmed.
Schilling, the former MLB ace and ex-ESPN analyst, appeared Thursday on Fox Business Network’s “The Intelligence Report” to explain what he believes the Republican presidential nominee meant at the time.
“The conversation you’re having about the things he said about the 10-year-old girl, to me, is at the very heart of why this is a problem,” Schilling said to the show’s host, Trish Reagan. “How many times — and I have three boys and a daughter — how many times have you looked at a young man and said, ‘Wow, is he going to be, he’s a beautiful young man. Wow, he’s a gorgeous young man,’ and that man was 12, 13, 14, 15?”
Regan, who appeared perplexed, responded: “I’ll be honest, Curt. Zero.”
Schilling shot back: “Now, see, that’s a lie. There’s no way you haven’t seen someone else’s son and said, ‘Wow, he’s beautiful.’ “
“And thought I ought be dating him? In 10 — no, sorry. You’re alone on this one.”
Curt Schilling appears on Fox Business to discuss Donald Trump’s recently surfaced controversial remarks about a 10-year-old girl.
Schilling persisted, saying that Trump was just joking; he doesn’t understand why people are “revolted” and “disgusted” by the nominee’s remark. Regan said if she looked at a young boy and commented in that same way it “would be pretty sad.”
The host then asked Schilling — who has been a staunch Trump supporter — if he looks at young girls and thinks about dating them when they are of legal age.
“I have a daughter, my daughter has friends. I’ve seen my daughter’s friends, I’m a man. ‘Wow, she’s a beautiful young lady.’ I don’t immediately jump to molesting her,” he replied.
On Friday, Schilling called in to Boston radio station WEEI to once again clarify Trump’s comment and defend his own remarks about his “daughter’s friends.”
The former hurler was accused of “sexualizing children” while chatting on the “Kirk & Callahan” radio show, and a seemingly irate Schilling went off.
“No, I’m not sexualizing children, and I never have,” Schilling said, “and that makes you a dumbass for saying it.”
And it goes on from there. Give it a listen.
Source: NY Daily News Headlines Sports News