Former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling is certainly no stranger to controversial comments, and plenty that have landed him in hot water.
But on Thursday, he may have topped himself. Appearing on Fox Business Network, Schilling visibly stunned host Trish Regan when he attempted to defend Donald Trump’s remarks about dating a young girl.
He was asked about Trump’s self-described ‘locker room talk’ comments — Trump’s extremely lewd comments which came to light when a leaked 2005 ‘Access Hollywood’ recording surfaced last week. Schilling pivoted to a more recently discovered video showing a then 46 year old Donald Trump in 1992 speaking about a young girl’s beauty and then saying, “I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?”
Schilling then remarked:
“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.
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?’
Trish Regan interrupted Schilling and said, “I’ll be honest, Curt, zero.” He responded “Now, see that’s a lie. There’s no way you haven’t seen someone else’s son and said, ‘Wow, he’s beautiful!'” An increasingly stunned Regan then said “You’re alone on this one.”
Not to be deterred, Schilling again defended himself by saying that women often compliment his son’s looks, and then claimed that critics unfairly insinuated pedophilia in addressing Trump’s comments.
Regan replied, “I don’t look at a young boy and say in 10 years I’m going to date him. I just don’t. I think that would be pretty sad if I did.”
She then put Schilling on the spot by asking him whether he looks at young girls and says that he’s going to date them in 10 years. Schilling replied “No, no, 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. But that’s where the left has gotten …” Schilling mumbled off.