President Trump fired former pitcher Curt Schilling on Tuesday after declaring he was "fully considered" running for Congress as a Republican in Arizona.
"Curt Schilling, a great pitcher and patriot, is considering a run for Congress in Arizona. That's great!" Trump tweeted.
When asked point-blank if he was launching a campaign for Congress, Schilling said in the paper that he was "not ready to do anything right now."
"If / When things get settled I'll do it but for now it's something in the stage that & # 39; I think so & # 39 ;," Schilling wrote in an email to the paper. " not the state I grew up in. Making Arizona citizens EVERY racial, religious and sexual orientation of 2nd class citizens to illegal immigrants is about anti-Americans as it gets. "
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He said: "When you have veterans without veterans, kids, and you spend tax dollars on people who smuggle drugs and those kids all over our border have a manager who needs their * kicks. "He also indicated that he would run for one of the congressional seats currently held by a Democrat.
Over the weekend, Schilling also signaled to a congressman to run a radio show in Arizona.
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"I didn't say anything in public, but I considered returning to Arizona and running for in a congressional seat, one of the blue ones, "he told Armed American Radio's Mark Walters & # 39; s show, according to Republic." This is something my husband and I discussed, and he especially growing in potential. Obviously, we still have a lot of discussions going on, but yes, this is something we are really considering. "
Schilling, a three-time World Series champion, has been a supporter of Trump throughout the term and has been politically involved. He has been involved since 2004, when he campaigned for former President George W. Bush while a Boston pitcher. Red Sox.
Schilling, 52, also played for the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Since retiring after the 2007 season, Schilling has been at the forefront of many sports. controversy ̵
Schilling's political plans have been rumored since 2009 – when he suggested that he consider of a run for the Senate seat previously held by the late Ma ssachusetts Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy.