Former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling thinks Donald Trump’s recently unearthed comments about a 10-year-old girl were perfectly normal.
The former baseball star appeared on Fox Business Network this past Thursday to talk about Donald Trump, and while he was there, he brought up the subject of a recently released “Entertainment Tonight” video clip.
In the clip, a then 46-year-old Trump can be heard talking to a 10-year-old girl as she walked past.
“You going up the elevator?” Trump asked.
“Yeah,” she replied.
He then quipped, “I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?”
Schilling was disgusted that the media would try to paint the conversation as something perverted, when, in his eyes, it was just a joke.
“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 said to the host of the “Intelligence Report,” Trish Reagan.
“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?” he continued.
“I’ll be honest, Curt. Zero,” replied a slightly bewildered looking Reagan as she made a zero sign with her hand.
Schilling apparently wasn’t buying her response because he quickly said, “”Now, see, that’s a lie. There’s no way you haven’t seen someone else’s son and said, ‘Wow, he’s beautiful.’”
“And thought I ought to be dating him? In 10 — no, sorry. You’re alone on this one,” Reagan again replied.
Schilling wasn’t done yet, though. He continued to defend Trump by insisting that Trump was joking when he made the remark.
Reagan again pushed Schilling by questioning whether he would look at a young girl and think about dating her when she was a legal age.
Schilling, obviously, not one to back down from an argument, said, “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.”