Roger Stone Admits He “Took Down A Number Of Tweets” That “Were Excessive”
Stone’s Deleted Tweets: "Stupid Negro,” "Fat Negro," “Know-It-All Negro,” “DIE BITCH,” “C*nt”
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During an interview that aired on the CBS affiliate in Miami, Florida, Trump ally Roger Stone admitted he “took down a number of tweets in which I made comments about people that I thought were excessive” but denied those tweets were racist or sexist.
Media Matters documented that Stone had scrubbed sexist and racist tweets attacking media personalities. Stone deleted tweets in which he wrote that commentator Roland Martin is a "stupid negro" and a "fat negro," Allen West is an "arrogant know-it-all negro," New York Times columnist Gail Collins is an "elitist c*nt," NBC's Tom Brokaw is "senile," and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is "Rachel the muff-diver." He also deleted tweets in which he tweeted "DIE BITCH" at former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, mocked Charles Krauthammer for being paralyzed, and said anchor Megyn Kelly has a "nice set of cans."
From the April 17 edition of WFOR’s Facing South Florida With Jim DeFede:
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ROGER STONE: On occasion I am probably a little intemperate and in some cases I have backtracked and regretted those things. In a few cases I have apologized.
JIM DEFEDE: Can you give me a for instance?
STONE: I took down a number of tweets in which I made comments about people that I thought were excessive. I reject the idea that they were sexist or racist but they were probably over the top.
- Roger Stone