Curt Schilling posts, deletes tweet calling lynching of journalists 'awesome'

Curt Schilling plus Twitter is a recipe for disaster.

The former All-Star pitcher, who recently started his own political and sports radio show on the conservative Breitbart News Network, suggested on Monday night that a journalist’s rightful place is hanging from a tree by rope.

“OK, so much awesome here…” Schilling wrote on Twitter, in a post he later deleted, attached to a photo of a man at a Donald Trump rally wearing a shirt with the words: “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required.”

Before removing the post, Schilling defended the tweet as a joke, expressing anger at what offended his followers.

Schilling, an ardent Trump supporter, has jumped headfirst into politics in his second career, which got him fired from ESPN in April. He’s quickly become a lightning rod on the campaign trail, defending Trump in October for his sexually suggestive comments toward a 10-year-old girl, saying, “I’ve seen my daughter’s friends” and thought to himself, “Wow, she’s a beautiful young lady.” The presidential hopeful Schilling said he also plans to run against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in 2018 when her term is up.

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