While more women continue to come forward with sexual harassment accusations against Donald Trump, who remains as unapologetic and narcissistic as ever, his cronies have taken to social and broadcast media to defend their candidate’s lewd comments and inappropriate actions.
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and current Trump surrogate, Curt Schilling, appeared on Fox Business Network to defend the recently surfaced 1992 clip, which showed 46-year-old Trump watching a young girl go up the escalators before exclaiming, "I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?"
“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,” Schilling told host Trish Regan. “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?”
When Regan said, ““I’ll be honest, Curt. Zero,” Schilling called it a lie.
“There's no way you haven't seen someone else's son and said, 'Wow, he's beautiful,'" he asserted, to which the host said she wouldn’t look at a young boy and say she’d date him in 10 years, because “that would be pretty sad if I did.”
“You're on your own on this one," Regan added.
As if that exchange wasn’t disturbing enough, Schilling dug himself even deeper when Regan asked if he looks at young girls and says he's going to date them in 10 years.
"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,’” he said. “I don't immediately jump to molesting her.”
While there is a difference between saying a kid is cute and making plans to date 10-year-olds when they turn 20, Schilling’s awkward defense of the Republican nominee is still disgusting, to say the least.
If intimating a young lady will grow up to be stunningly beautiful = child molestation you're liberal and voting for a scumbag— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) October 13, 2016
The reaction on Twitter said it all:
If Curt Schilling ever comes to your defense on something, jump out a window.— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) October 13, 2016
What's weird is that Curt Schilling the pitcher had phenomenal control.— Ted Berg (@OGTedBerg) October 13, 2016
If Curt Schilling ever comes to my defense, I will know it's time to admit I'm wrong— Matt Klees (@Mac_and_Klees) October 13, 2016
As soon as i saw Curt Schilling trending i already knew he said something a. Racist b. Sexist c. Hateful or d. All of the above— B.G. (@grisson123) October 13, 2016
Curt Schilling looks like he lives in a school bus in the woods pic.twitter.com/RCVhhVAEv5— Charles J. Moore (@charles270) October 13, 2016