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WATCH Curt Schilling Get His A*s Handed To Him By A CNN Host While Discussing Jemele Hill

Curt Schilling was undoubtedly a great baseball player. At this best, he was a dominant pitcher who helped lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a World Series title in 2001 and then did the same in 2004 with the Boston Red Sox. But as a human being, Schilling is the human equivalent of diaper rash, annoying and irritating any time he opens his big mouth.

Appearing on CNN Saturday morning to discuss ESPN host Jemele Hill’s comments on President Trump (Hill called Trump a “white supremacist”), Schilling said Hill shouldn’t be fired by ESPN, but he would have never hired her in the first place:

“She shouldn’t be fired. I would have never hired her. She has no place in any platform that represents sports.  I think she’s openly racist.”

Then Schilling began slamming CNN:

“CNN has been at the vanguard from everything from the dossier, to calling Trump a white supremacist, time after time, anchor after anchor with no validation.”

In response, host Michael Smerconish reminded Schilling of the insensitive Facebook post he shared which attacked the transgender community. The normally reserved Smerconish told Schilling, who was fired by ESPN:

“I’d love on a different day to litigate each one of the points that you just made here, because there’s a response for each one of them. Instead, what I’ll do is  I’ll respond to you by saying you were fired for being a conservative, but put back on the screen that Facebook post that Curt Schilling cherry picked a photograph and you used it to besmirch an entire class of individuals. That’s why you got fired. Do you want to have that conversation, because we’ll have it?”

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An agitated Schilling then barked back:

“Right, I understand that’s how you guys work, I get it. You guys work on getting ratings, you need to be bombastic and you need to make assumptions for the viewers because you guys operate on the notion that we’re too stupid to speak for ourselves. The fact of the matters is, my comment was around the fact I don’t need my government to tell me where to pee.”

Smerconish shut down the former baseball star by telling him:

“You know what?  You were pompous in Philly and you’re pompous today. You come on my program and make mild assertions, none with specificity relative to me and my program.”

Watch the verbal dust-up for yourself:

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