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C’mon, did you really expect Roger Stone to go quietly in the night?
While some may suggest that after having his prison sentence recently commuted by President Donald Trump, the conservative political consultant should fade into the background for a while, Stone found his way back to the front pages after allegedly using a racial slur during a radio interview.
While the audio seems to suggest that he used the term “negro,” is not entirely clear, and Stone adamantly denies it. But it must be true because The New York Times said so.
By denouncing Stone as a racist, Trump is then declared guilty by association, due to his long-term relationship with Stone — this amounting to some major electioneering by the media ahead of the November election.
Stone was being interviewed Saturday on “The Mo’Kelly Show,” a Los Angeles-based radio show hosted by Morris W. O’Kelly, who was drawing a connection to President Trump in questioning his guest having his sentence commuted when the alleged slur was uttered.
“I do believe that certain people are treated differently in the federal justice system. I do absolutely believe that. But I also believe that your friendship and relationship and history with Donald Trump weighed more heavily than him just wanting to make sure that justice was done by a person in the justice system, that you were treated so unfairly,” Mo’Kelly told Stone. “There are thousands of people treated unfairly daily. How your number just happened to come up in the lottery, I’m guessing it was more than just luck, Roger, right?”
After a moment of silence, Stone is heard talking to someone who may be in the room with him, muttering what was widely reported as something about “arguing with this Negro.”
Wait… Did Roger Stone just say “I don’t feel like arguing with this negro…”?
Man…2020 is the wildest! pic.twitter.com/ssWy8RYYWT
— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) July 19, 2020
The line goes quiet for a few moments, as Mo’Kelly attempted to reestablish contact.
There appears to be a connection problem as Stone is suddenly heard saying, “You’re back, I don’t know what that — you there? Hello?”
Mo’Kelly tells Stone he heard him say something about a negro and Stone quickly denied it.
“I did not. You’re out of your mind,” he said. “You’re out of your mind.”
“Okay, we’ll let the listeners decide,” the host countered.
The Hill reported that Stone later told them O’Kelly’s studio engineer was the one who used the “epitaph.”
Mo’Kelly would go on to ask Stone about any potential involvement in Trump’s 2020 campaign.
“As a private citizen, I will be active on the president’s behalf, writing, speaking, advocating,” Stone said. “But, I don’t expect to be offered a job, nor am I looking for a job. At least not that kind of job. I have to go out and make a living.”
He told Mo’Kelly after two years of not being able to make a living due to being drawn into the Mueller investigation, he’s now struggling to pay his bills, to include rent and his wife’s medical expenses.
After the interview was over, Mo’Kelly had no doubt about what he heard, as he took on the role of victim.
He also played up the New York Times reporting.
— Mr. Mo'Kelly 🎙️ (@MrMokelly) July 19, 2020
“The only thing that I felt was true, honest and sincere that Roger Stone said was in that moment that he thought I was not listening,” the radio host told listeners.
“All of my professional accolades, all my professional bona fides went out the window because as far as he was concerned, he was talking and arguing with a Negro,” O’Kelly said.
The full interview can be heard below:
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