Republican political advisor Roger Stone was found to be using a racist slur during an interview with black radio host Morris W. O’Kelly that was broadcast live Saturday night.
Stone, 68, was scheduled to go to prison on July 14 to commence a 40-month sentence for impeding congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
He was sentenced on July 10 by Donald Trump.
During the 30 minute discussionO’Kelly asked him why he thought he had been pardoned, suggesting it was more about his friendship with Trump than the merits of the case.
Roger Stone, whose sentence had been transposed by Trump, spoke to Morris O’Kelly on Saturday
“I really believe that certain people are treated differently in the federal justice system. I absolutely believe that, ”said O’Kelly.
“But I also believe that your friendship and relationship and history with Donald Trump outweighs him just to make sure someone in the justice system has done justice that you have been treated so unfairly.
Thousands of people are treated unfairly every day. Damn, your number happened to be in the lottery. I guess it was more than just luck, Roger, right? ‘
There was a pause, then what sounds like Stone’s voice to someone on the other side, “I don’t really feel like arguing with this bastard.”
Morris O’Kelly, host of The Mo’Kelly Show, spoke to Roger Stone on Saturday night
O’Kelly, shocked, then replies, “Sorry, what was that? Roger? Sorry what did you say? ‘
O’Kelly continues to try to resume the conversation.
“I hear the line isn’t dead,” O’Kelly says as the silence continues.
Roger Stone photographed at his home on July 12
After 40 seconds of not talking to O’Kelly, Stone suddenly reappears.
O’Kelly resumes the conversation.
“I was talking and you said something about a ***,” so I wasn’t sure, “O’Kelly said.
“Not me,” Stone replied. ‘You’re crazy.’
He dismissed the accusation with an annoyed “whatever.”
Stone says, “You keep going in and out. Is there a problem with the mobile phone? I’m losing you, a lot is happening here. ‘
After the interview ended, O’Kelly explained why he continued.
“I’m still processing,” he said in shock.
“My job, as I see it, was to keep Roger Stone on the phone. It was my job to get him to speak for you, “he told the listeners.
“All I felt was true, honest, and sincere that Roger Stone said the moment he felt I wasn’t listening,” he said.
“As for him, he was talking and arguing with an asshole.”
O’Kelly was stunned that Stone apparently used a racist insult – something Stone denies
O’Kelly later posted a blog about the incident.
“Stone offered an unfiltered, unvarnished one-sentence phrase about how he saw the journalist interviewing him,” O’Kelly wrote.
“He didn’t see me as a journalist, not as a professional, not as a radio host … but above all as an ‘N *** o’.
“Thirty years as an entertainment professional, twenty of them on the radio. “N *** o” was the first perjorative statement. The low-calorie version of the N word.
“The audio is what it is and it’s mine. The following conclusions are yours. ‘
Stone later denied using a racial slur, despite being on live radio.
“Categorically false,” he said. It seems clear that Kelly is trying to improve his pitiful ratings with a made-up claim.
Anyone who is aware of my 30 years of resistance to the racist drug war will realize how fabricated this is.
“Now I challenge you to use my entire quote.”