Who the hell knows why future Hall of Famer and current meme aficionado Curt Schilling was on Fox Business today, but he was there to defend the reputation of Donald Trump, who once bragged about sexually assaulting women and stands accused of doing just that.
Along with those accusations came a 1992 video in which Donald Trump looks at a pre-teen girl and says, “I’m gonna be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?” Schilling wanted to defend that statement in particular, and things did not go well:
Schilling starts out by proclaiming that it’s totally normal for adults to remark on the physical appearance of their friends’ kids—which is much different than “I’m gonna be dating her in 10 years,” but I digress—and stumbles a bit when the host tells him that not everyone would consider such behavior normal. Then Schilling says, “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.”
Curt Schilling is a carnival attraction, and he has nothing of interest to say about anything, but let this clip serve as proof of just how much one has to debase themselves at this point in order to remain in the tank for Donald Trump. Also consider the fact that a world famous former baseball player going on TV to defend the Republican candidate for president’s right to leer at children is well inside the normal course of business for this election cycle. I feel completely insane.