ROGER Stone called black radio host, Mo’Kelly, a ‘Negro’ during a live interview on Saturday night.
The shocking slur happened while Mr O’Kelly was grilling Stone over his conviction for which he was commuted last Friday.
Former Trump campaign adviser Stone can be heard calling the black radio host a Negro[/caption]
During the telephone interview Stone appears to have told someone who was in his room “I don’t really feel like arguing with this Negro.”
Mo’Kelly has since called Stone out, writing a blog post saying he used the “low-calorie version of the N-Word.”
Things got heated on Mo’Kelly’s Southern California’s KFI AM 640 show as the host argued that Stone’s friendship with Trump had more to do with his clemency than judicial mistreatment.
Mo’Kelly said to Stone: “There are thousands of people treated unfairly daily. Hell, your number just happened to come up in the lottery,”
“I’m guessing it was more than just luck, Roger, right?”
Stone paused during the debate and appeared to vent to someone else in the room with him.
A muffled Stone mumbles “I don’t really feel like arguing with this Negro.”
“I’m sorry, what was that?” Mo’Kelly responds.
“Roger? I’m sorry, what did you say?”
Stone then went silent except for sighs for more than 40 seconds before claiming the phone line was going in and out.
Mo’Kelly says the line is definitely clear.
Mo’Kelly asked Stone to repeat what he said, the word “Negro.”
Stone denied ever saying the word — which was nonetheless clearly audible on a taped version, at around the 12.28 minute mark of the 30-minute interview.
“I did not,” Stone lambasts.
“You’re out of your mind. You’re out of your mind.”
He then blames cellphone reception, before the interview is continued.
Stone goes on about how he’s lost everything and is “struggling to pay rent”.
Mr O’Kelly later wrote: “Stone could have reached for any pejorative, but unfortunately went there. He denies saying it…but the audio is, what it is.
“At the end of it all, despite never having introduced race into the conversation, ever…Stone offered an unfiltered, unvarnished one-sentence expression of how he saw the journalist interviewing him.
“He didn’t see me as a journalist, not as a professional, not a radio host…but a “Negro” first and foremost.
“Thirty years as an entertainment professional, twenty of them in radio. “Negro” was the first pejorative uttered.”
Stone’s relationship with Trump and his commutation has been deeply divisive since the Muller report condemned him.
Trump commuted the 67-year-old’s three-year sentence on Friday, with the White House calling the political consultant a victim of partisan politics.
“Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency,” Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.
“There was never any collusion between the Trump campaign, or the Trump Administration, with Russia. Such collusion was never anything other than a fantasy of partisans unable to accept the result of the 2016 election.”
McEnany wrote: “The collusion delusion spawned endless and farcical investigations, conducted at great taxpayer expense, looking for evidence that did not exist.”
She said the charges against Stone “were the product of recklessness borne of frustration and malice.”
Stone celebrated his freedom with supporters at his home in Fort Lauderdale on Friday.
He told the press: “The president has saved my life, and he’s given me the opportunity to fight for vindication.”
Stone said that going to prison during the pandemic would have been a death sentence.
“I’m 67 years old. I had very, very severe asthma as a child. If you look at the profile of those who are most at risk, I think I fit that,” he said.
The political strategist said he was informed of the commutation by Trump on the phone.
“He [Trump] said we’ve known each other for 40 years,” Stone said, adding: “He did not believe I committed a crime.”
Stone was sentenced to 40 months in February after his conviction in November on all seven counts of an indictment that accused him of lying to Congress, tampering with a witness, and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to tip the 2016 election.
Roger Stone reacts after Trump commuted his federal prison sentence in Fort Lauderdale, July 10[/caption]
He was the sixth Trump aide or adviser to be convicted on charges brought as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian interference.
Earlier on Friday, a federal appeals court denied an emergency request from Stone to delay the start of his prison term by two months because of coronavirus fears, Bloomberg News reported.
“Stone proffers for the first time new facts regarding what he describes as positive tests for COVID-19 at the prison facility to which he has been assigned,” the appeals court in Washington, DC, wrote.
The court said Stone didn’t prove that he was in danger of catching the virus, adding: “Stone never afforded the district court the opportunity to consider that new evidence and make any relevant fact findings in a motion for reconsideration.”
Last week, US District Judge Amy Berman ordered Stone to report to prison on July 14 — two weeks later than his initial prison term start date of June 30, which was pushed back because of the pandemic.
Trump had previously hinted that he would pardon Stone, who he said is a “victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt, one which will go down as the greatest political crime in history.”
Trump previously hinted at pardoning Stone[/caption]
During his trial, Stone was found to have lied to protect Trump when the then-Republican-led House of Representatives inquired about the 2016 campaign’s efforts to reach WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks was the website that released damaging emails about Clinton, Trump’s Democratic rival in the 2016 election.
In April, Stone had his request for a new trial on charges related to the Russian election meddling probe rejected.
Stone had claimed the jury forewoman was biased against his friend — the president — and therefore him, and so he petitioned for a new trial.
But Berman, who originally sentenced Stone on charges, rejected this.
tone recently told Fox News: “So at this point, the judge has ordered me to surrender in two weeks and at 67 years old with some underlying health problems, including a history of asthma, I believe with the coronavirus it is essentially a death sentence.”
He said that he was indicted as he “refused to bear false witness” against Trump.
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He said: “I wasn’t prosecuted because I was covering anything up for the president. I was prosecuted because I refused to bear false witness against the president.”
“I refused to dissemble, as the prosecutors wanted, about numerous phone calls between myself and candidate Trump in 2016.”
Stone has been living in his Florida home since his arrest in 2019, and his legal action was the last criminal case brought in by Mueller’s investigation.
The 67-year-old openly sought a pardon from Trump, who, when questioned about the possibility, told reporters: “You will find out.”
Trump and Stone have been friends for decades[/caption]
Roger Stone campaigned to have seven convictions quashed after he was sentenced to 40 months[/caption]
The Mueller investigation found that Stone had lied to congress, tampered with a witness and obstructed their investigation, for which he was convicted[/caption]