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Former Red Sox pitcher stumps for Trump in Nashua

By Derek Edry

Staff Writer

NASHUA – Former Boston Red Sox star pitcher Curt Schilling said Tuesday that he thinks the media is firmly focused on making sure that the Republican nominee doesn’t win the election, a claim which GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has also made consistently over the past few weeks.

“Anybody denying that doesn’t have the TV on and doesn’t read the newspaper,” Schilling told a packed crowd at the Trump Nashua Victory Office on Main Street. “But I think we’re better than them, I think we’re bigger than that, I think we’re smarter than that.” ...

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NASHUA – Former Boston Red Sox star pitcher Curt Schilling said Tuesday that he thinks the media is firmly focused on making sure that the Republican nominee doesn’t win the election, a claim which GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has also made consistently over the past few weeks.

“Anybody denying that doesn’t have the TV on and doesn’t read the newspaper,” Schilling told a packed crowd at the Trump Nashua Victory Office on Main Street. “But I think we’re better than them, I think we’re bigger than that, I think we’re smarter than that.”

Schilling’s visit was one of three stops at Trump phone banking events in the state Tuesday, including events in Stratham and Salem. His visit to the Granite State also coincided with the announcement he plans to challenge U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in 2018, if his wife agrees.

“People don’t think their vote really matters

anymore, and I think the only possible way we lose this election is apathy,” Schilling said. “I think the media’s tried to convince people that it’s already over.”

Trump volunteer Paula Johnson, of Nashua, said she agrees with Trump’s assessment that the election is being rigged.

“I do because when you see all the media organizations that have contributed to Hillary’s campaign, that should be illegal,” Johnson said, but did not offer any examples to her statement. She thinks it’s a “blessing” that Schilling is considering running, because he’s not part of the political establishment.

Jimmy Limone of Medford, Mass., also agreed with Trump’s assessment.

“That’s the way America is,” Limone said. “It’s the same as the Mafia and Fidel Castro.”

Though Limone admitted he thinks it is also likely that Trump is focusing his comments on the subject because he is nervous.

“It’s getting close and there’s ups and downs, and he’s he’s feeling a little (on the) downside,” Limone said.

Schilling said he is currently registered as an independent and is unsure if he would switch parties if he runs.

As for whether or not he would support Clinton if she becomes the nominee, Schilling said “that’s one of those cross the bridge when we get there kind of things.”

Derek Edry can be reached at 594-6589, dedry@nashuatelegraph.com or @Telegraph_Derek.


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