Curt Schilling's delusional path to the presidency: "State office first, White House in 8 years"

The former MLB star and conservative says he's prepping for a state-level run in 2018 and a White House try in 2024

By Brendan Gauthier

Published August 8, 2016 6:26PM (EDT)

Curt Schilling   (AP/Tony Gutierrez)
Curt Schilling (AP/Tony Gutierrez)

Should he have his way, former major league pitcher Curt Schilling will grab the baton from President Donald Trump in 2024.

In a Facebook conversation, Schilling revealed his presidential aspirations: "State office first, white house in 8 years."

In an effort to get Schilling into the Massachusetts State House, fans created a Facebook page titled, "Draft Curt Schilling for Congress," described as "a grassroots movement to get Curt Schilling to run for Congress in 2018." As of writing, the page has 122 likes — including Schilling himself.

Schilling said on his Twitter that he wouldn't run in 2016 because he needs "some things to get done first."

Schilling was fired from his ESPN anchor gig in April after he shared a transphobic meme to his Facebook page.

"A man is a man no matter what they call themselves," Schilling captioned the post. "I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic."

Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Schilling lives with his family in Medfield, in Massachusett's 4th congressional district, which is currently represented on the federal level by Democrat Joseph P. Kennedy III.

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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