President Trump touted former pitcher Curt Schilling on Tuesday after he announced he was “absolutely considering” running for Congress as a Republican in Arizona.

The president’s Twitter encouragement comes just hours after The Arizona Republic published a report saying Schilling was mulling a run.

When asked point-blank if he was launching a campaign for Congress, Schilling told the paper he was “not ready to do any of that right now.”

“If/When things solidify I will but right now it’s something in the ‘I’m considering it’ stage,” Schilling wrote in an email to the paper. “The state is not the state I grew up in. Making Arizona citizens of EVERY race, religion and sexual orientation 2nd class citizens to illegal immigrants is about as anti-American as it gets.”

He added: “When you have homeless veterans, children, and you’re spending tax dollars on people smuggling drugs and children across our border someone in charge needs their a** kicked.”

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Schilling considers himself a Massachusetts resident but has said he is considering moving back to his home state for a potential congressional campaign.

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