Longtime Donald Trump adviser and confidant Roger Stone tweeted a gif claiming that Bill and Hillary Clinton have murdered dozens of individuals, including Judge Antonin Scalia, Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, John F. Kennedy Jr., and reporter Michael Hastings.
On October 31, Stone tweeting the following from his account:
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) October 31, 2016
The tweet includes a link to the website for Stone’s pro-Trump voter intimidation group Stop the Steal, which is recruiting right-wing volunteers to conduct unscientific “exit polls” outside swing state precincts. Stone has for months claimed that Democrats are trying to rig the election for Democratic nominee Clinton -- a false conspiracy theory that Republican nominee Trump has embraced.
The gif features a series of photos of individuals under the label “Clinton Body Count.” Such lists have been circulating on the internet but have no credible evidence backing them. People in the Stone-tweeted image that the Clintons purportedly murdered include: Antonin Scalia, Ron Brown, White House deputy counsel Vincent Foster, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Michael Hastings.
Stone wrote in his 2015 book The Clinton's’ War on Women -- which Trump has promoted -- that the Clintons are “plausibly responsible” for the deaths of roughly 40 people. He also tweeted an image in August claiming that the Clintons murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Conrad Rich, United Nations official John Ashe, process server Shawn Lucas, and anti-Semitic writer and Clinton “researcher” Victor Thorn. (Stone dedicated his book to Thorn prior to his death.) All four are featured in today’s Stone tweet as well.