Roger Stone, mate and former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, called a Black radio host a racial slur on air Saturday when the two debated Stone’s federal conviction.
Stone’s sentence was commuted by Trump on July 10, just days ahead of he was scheduled to surrender for 40 months of incarceration right after he was convicted of witness tampering and creating fake statements to Congress as it investigated Russia’s affect in the 2016 election.
On Saturday night, Stone was grilled by radio host Morris W. O’Kelly on “the Mr. Mo’Kelly Display” on KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles. The cellphone job interview was broadcast and streamed.
Stone claimed his conviction last calendar year was the outcome of bias towards himself and the president.
“It was a jury of my political opponents,” Stone claimed.
O’Kelly pushed back again and challenged the idea that Stone did not get a honest demo or that the evidence did not evidently show his transgressions.
The host also proposed that not only was Stone not a sufferer of biased justice, but that he probably benefitted from understanding the president.
“There are thousands of men and women treated unfairly everyday,” O’Kelly explained. “Hell, your quantity just transpired to occur up in the lottery. I’m guessing it was far more than just luck, Roger, right?”
Stone was silent, then it sounded like he was both absent from the cell phone or masking it up when he mentioned, “I do not seriously come to feel like arguing with this negro.”
“I am sorry, what was that?” O’Kelly responded. “Roger? I am sorry, what did you say?”
Stone denied contacting him that, stating on air, “I did not. You might be out of your head. You happen to be out of your mind.”
Stone could not be reached for comment Saturday night.
O’Kelly carried on with the interview, asking Stone about his strategies to campaign for Trump.
“As a personal citizen, I will be energetic on the president’s behalf, creating, talking, advocating,” Stone, 67, explained.
O’Kelly later tweeted, “I am nobody’s NEGRO.”