A couple of months ago, former baseball player and owner of a bloody sock Curt Schilling floated out the idea that he would like to run for elected office in 2018. This was a few months after ESPN fired Schilling for posting homophobic and transphobic grotesqueries on his Facebook page.
No, no, no, that's not true. I compared Muslim extremists to Nazi, I know it's tricky but that gets left out by everybody. If you take the word extremist out it's incredibly racist which is why the word extremist is in there.
Fair enough. He’s not talking about all Muslims, just “extremists.” Next sentence please.
There's a very long standing connection between Islam and the Nazi party you can go back to before the second World War and talk to that.
Wait, what? Schilling has been reading some of those white power social media posts. This is a reference to the attempted union sought by Hitler and other Nazis with the Arab world during World War II. Unfortunately, in this context it’s just straight up racist as the Nazis had a closer relationship to the industries of fashion, soft drinks, cars, film, and on and on, than they had with the Islamic world. This is Schilling’s and other racists attempt to add some “historical context” to their bizarre racial assertions. From there Tapper brings up Schilling’s support of Trump and his strange attempts to defend Trump’s rapey comments to Billy Bush.
Well listen Jake you graduated from dartmouth and you're a pretty smart guy and I would argue as one of the few people left in the media that tries to be fair and objective, I'm curious as to why we spend 7 or 8 news cycles talking about disgustingly crass inappropriate sexist comments he made ten years ago over the fact that every single day that Wikileaks is showing us that Hillary Clinton is exactly the criminal we thought she was. When you look at that, no one condones what he said, but when you take the liberal perspective of my comments they go from me not condemning the comments to me advocating for child molestation and pedophilia.
O … K ...
Schilling, being the lightweight rhetorical 101 student that he is, tries to turn the tables on Jake Tapper by asking Tapper a question! Boom! See that, Tapper—two can play at this game!
Curt Schilling: I would like to ask you this question Jake, I'm assuming you will vote for Hillary Clinton.
Jake Tapper: No.
Schilling: Okay I'm assuming you're not going to vote for Donald Trump.
Tapper: I don't vote in presidential races.
Quite the Wikileaks-investigative reporting there, Curt. It gets even better from here, as Schilling and his wiki-conspiracy-level understanding of the universe also lends itself to vaguely antisemitic thinking.
Schilling: Okay. I would like to ask you something as a person who is practicing the jewish faith and have since you were young, I don't understand, maybe this is the amateur, non-politician in me I don't understand how people of Jewish faith can back the democratic party which over the last 50 years have been so clearly anti Israel. So clearly anti-Jewish Israel, that I don't know what else would be done, said, or happen for people to understand that they don't -- the democratic party is alive for Israel.
Tapper: I don't speak for Jews or support either party. I would imagine one of the reasons many Jews are Democrats has more to do for social welfare programs and that sort of thing.
Schilling: That's fair—
Tapper: —Than it does for Israel and I know a lot of Jews who are strong supporters of Israel do support the Republican party.
Tapper: But again I don't speak for Jews.
Just. Wow. Regardless of your feelings about Israel and Palestine, that ain’t what Curt Schilling is trying to infer: