Donald Trump encourages Curt Schilling to run for Congress. What a time to be alive.

Alex Reimer
August 13, 2019 - 9:37 am

President Donald Trump apparently no longer feels like being the biggest blowhard in Washington. So he’s decided to implore Curt Schilling to run for Congress.

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In a tweet Tuesday, Trump encouraged the World Series hero to represent Arizona in Washington. “Curt Schilling, a great pitcher and patriot, is considering a run for Congress in Arizona. Terrific!,” Trump posted, complete with his now-trademark “@foxandfriends” tag. One can only hope he was wearing his bathrobe. 

Schilling, whose conservative bonafides were augmented when ESPN fired him in 2016 for sharing an anti-transgender meme on Facebook, has teased running for office before. Prior to the last election cycle, he talked about running in Massachusetts against Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Polls show the senior senator would’ve defeated Schilling by at least 20 points in 2018. 

In a recent interview with “Armed America Radio,” Schilling said he was thinking about going against one of Arizona’s five Democratic representatives. 

"I haven’t said anything publicly, but I’m considering going back to Arizona and running for a congressional seat, one of the blue ones," he said, via USA Today. “It’s something that my wife and I have talked about, and she’s now becoming more and more pumped at the potential. Obviously, we’re still quite a few discussions away, but yeah, it’s something we’re absolutely considering.”

Schilling told the Arizona Republic he is still weighing his decision. "Not ready to do any of that right now,” he wrote in an email. “If/When things solidify I will but right now it's something in the 'I'm considering it' stage.”

Besides being fired from ESPN for hateful social media posts, Schilling’s most notable post-playing career achievement has been costing the taxpayers of Rhode Island $75 million for a failed video game venture. 

More recently, he can be found recording Periscope videos, or getting dunked on by yours truly

Related: The Media Column: Curt Schilling's political career is failing, and in desperate need of a second act