Roger Stone Banned From Twitter After Railing Against CNN Anchor
- Author: Rogelio Becker Oct 31, 2017,
Oct 31, 2017, 0:22
In an interview with entertainment website The Wrap, he said he had hired "one of the best telecommunications lawyers in the country" and would sue Twitter, but it is not clear whether there are legal grounds to do so. Stone also called anchor Jake Tapper "human excrement" and contributor Ana Navarro a "dumbf**k".
".@donlemon stop lying about about the Clinton's and Uranium you ignorant lying covksucker!"
Added Stone, "I'll be baaaaaak".
In tone and content, the tweets were not dissimilar to many other things Stone has said on the social media platform over the years.
Roger Stone's Twitter account has been replaced by this notice.
Twitter has declined to comment on the matter, citing its policy of not talking about actions over individual accounts.
Recode also reported that Stone's suspension could be permanent. "We have determined that you have violated the Twitter Rules, so we've temporarily limited some of your account features", the message read.
Stone has no government job and doesn't work for the President in any official capacity. Despite parting ways with the Trump campaign in August 2015-Trump says he fired Stone for hogging the media spotlight; Stone says he quit because Trump attacked Megyn Kelly-Stone has remained one of Trump's most loyal true believers. And since the election, Stone has been a stalwart ally of Trump, attacking the president's critics on Twitter and elsewhere.
He was an aide to President Richard Nixon in the 1970s and became a political consultant.
It took almost 20 years for Roger Stone to realize his dream.
Sunday morning, Stone told Politico that his suspension was "part and parcel of the systematic effort by the tech left to censor and silence conservative voices", and that he had made a decision to pursue legal action against Twitter after consulting legal counsel.