Donald Trump has given his endorsement to an ex-Arizona Diamondbacks baseball pitcher, Curt Schilling.
Schilling is an outspoken conservative, who is known for promoting conspiracy theories, supporting white nationalism and collecting Nazi memorabilia. Schilling is the host of a Breitbart podcast. During one podcast, Schilling repeatedly called the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a “hoax.”
Schilling has a long history of anti-Muslim, racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic commentary. He was fired by ESPN for posting anti-trans bigotry on Facebook. He once highly praised a t-shirt that endorsed violence against journalists.
During a radio interview back on August 11, Curt Schilling stated that he was seriously considering running for Congress. I’m “absolutely considering” a run for Congress.
Schilling was fired from ESPN for posting an anti-trans post to his Facebook page. He was terminated in April 2016, as an ESPN MLB analyst. he shared a meme that perpetuated the thoroughly debunked “bathroom predator” myth. The meme featured a “man in ripped women’s clothes” with the caption: “Let him into the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow-minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!”
Schilling shared memes praising the Confederate flag, calling civil rights heroes unpatriotic, and he claimed that Black Lives Matter was a movement “founded on a lie.
Schilling has also endorsed and promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory. In a June 2018 Facebook post, Schilling wrote, “I’ve been asked about ‘Q’ for months now,” referring to the central figure of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which an FBI field office recently listed a possible domestic terrorism threat. Schilling added that he “started to research this about a month ago and was sent this today. You will not be able to stop watching once you start.” He then linked followers to a post by QAnon YouTube video that also pushed the Pizzagate conspiracy theory and suggested a “cabal” was behind the Sandy Hook mass shooting.
Schilling has also supported the “Clinton body count” conspiracy theory. Schilling repeatedly promoted the conspiracy theory that the Clintons have murdered multiple people. Back in 2015, he posted a meme claiming Hillary Clinton left “a trail of dead bodies behind her.”
During a radio show appearance, he claimed “the number of people associated with the Clintons over the years that have been disappeared and been killed or died is, like, in the 40s or 50s,” adding, “Maybe it’s not a coincidence.”
He also shared an article from a fake news site hat blamed George Soros for the Syrian chemical weapons attack.
Trump mildly condemned white nationalists after two mass shootings in less than 13 hours and two weeks later he throws his support behind a white nationalist. If anyone still has doubts about whether Trump supports white nationalism…here’s your sign.