Curt Schilling, an MLB analyst for ESPN, joined Danny Parkins and Carrington Harrison on Kansas City’s 610 sports radio yesterday. After some hot takes, the discussion turned to politics around the 28-minute mark.
Schilling was asked about the state of our nation today.
“If you look at the past 20 years of our country’s history, I would argue that we’ve never been worse off domestically and abroad,” he said. “I think our standing globally has taken an enormous hit in the last decade. You look at the amount of people out of work — not just unemployed, the people who have stopped looking — it’s a staggering number. It makes the unemployment number a joke. I want somebody to sit in the oval office again that I trust.”
Schilling thinks that the path we are on is unsustainable with regards to debt and Islamic terrorism, which he says has “clearly left the Middle East and is now global.”
He was asked to weigh in on Hillary versus Trump. “If she’s allowed to get to the general election before she’s in prison I’ll be stunned and upset,” he said. “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,”he continued. “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.”
The host asked if Schilling thinks Hillary Clinton will go to prison. “I hope she does,” said Schilling. “If I’m gonna believe, and I don’t have any reason not to believe, that she gave classified information on hundreds if not thousands of emails on a public server after what happened to General Petraeus, she should buried under a jail somewhere.”
Schilling criticized Trump for failing to elaborate on his proposals with depth, and that the favorable response to him is people who are “giving a middle finger” to the establishment. He said that he despises both of the parties, and that the media is agenda-driven on both sides of the aisle.
Schilling has previously been suspended from ESPN for tweeting political memes. He joked at the end of the segment that he’ll probably get fired; though it’s doubtful that will be the case it seems like a reasonable prediction that we will hear plenty of Schilling’s political commentary between now and November.