While live-tweeting the Democratic primary debate, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sent a tweet asking his followers who they thought was winning so far.
Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling quickly attracted America’s attention when he said that “ISIS” was winning the Democratic debate.
The blowback to former Red Sox pitcher’s tweet was quick yet mixed. Some reacted harshly:
@gehrig38 Curt. stop tweeting. you’re making all the Red Sox fans who once loved you so sad.
— Daniel Roberts (@readDanwrite) October 14, 2015
— Patrick (@gx5) October 14, 2015
While others, however, agreed with him, claiming the “truth hurts”:
— eagleclaw1 (@William71853462) October 14, 2015
— Manny Beltran (@LivingLovingMad) October 14, 2015
Conservative website Top Right News called Schilling’s tweet brutal, yet correct, saying that “not one of the so-called “leaders” on the stage last night would provoke anything but laughter by Islamic State jihadists.”
They added that his response was “pretty damn accurate,” but “the truth about Islam in Obama’s America” is not allowed to be spoken aloud.
Michael Cantrell from Young Cons added that Schilling “hits the nail on the head” and “was dead on here.”
Schilling’s controversial tweet came less than two months after he was suspended as an ESPN commentator for tweeting a meme comparing Muslims to Nazis in World War II. The tweet, which accurately stated that only 7% of Germans were Nazis in 1940 while only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists currently, was only up for about ten minutes, but a number of users still captured screenshots of it.
“You’ll be lucky if you still have a job by tonight what a stupid thing to say,” one user replied to Schilling in August.
The legendary pitcher later apologized, but it was too late. ESPN initially suspended him from an announcer gig at the Little League World Series and then for the rest of the season.