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Roger Stone Blasted After Calling Black Radio Show Host A Racial Slur During Heated Interview

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Over the weekend, Roger Stone was reprimanded on social media for using a racial slur during an interview with a popular podcast about President Trump’s commutation of his sentence.

During an interview with Morris W. O’Kelly, O’Kelly confronted Stone on the fairness of his charges.

O’Kelly said: 

“I do believe that certain people are treated differently in the federal justice system. I do absolutely believe that.”

“But I also believe that your friendship and relationship and history with Donald Trump weighed more heavily than him just wanting to make sure that justice was done by a person in the justice system that you were treated so unfairly.”

“Thousands of people are treated unfairly daily, and now that your number just happened to come up in the lottery, I’m guessing that it was more than just luck, Roger, right?”

While confronting him, Stone is heard muttering something in response, which has been translated as:

“I don’t feel like arguing with this n*gro.”

You can hear more of the interview here: 

When O’Kelly attempted to confront Stone about what he said, Stone refused to reply at first.

Stone later said of the claim:

“I did not say that. You are out of your mind.” 

O’Kelly has continued to share updates on the interview, as well as media coverage as it appears. 

In addition to arguing for the audio’s integrity, O’Kelly also wants Stone to own up to what he said, instead of blaming others.

Since the interview, Stone has blamed O’Kelly for misunderstanding him, blamed O’Kelly’s engineer for speaking over the audio, and blamed corrupted audio.

Stone has also argued since that the term he used does not hold the power or malice that it once did. 

It reached the point where the term “n*gro” was trending on Twitter, which brought O’Kelly no comfort.

Twitter followers are actively supporting O’Kelly’s updates, viewing Stone’s statement as indisputable. 

Much of this conversation came to light as a result of Stone’s conviction and subsequent commutation of his sentence, along with the fact that the initial conviction was made by a federal judge who is friends with President Trump.

Stone was previously convicted in January 2019 to 40 months in prison with seven charges, as a result of Robert Mueller’s indictment. These charges included making false statements, obstruction, and witness tampering.

On July 10, 2020, President Trump formally commuted Stone’s sentence.

McKenzie Lynn Tozan

Written by McKenzie Lynn Tozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan lives in North Chicago, where she works as a poet, freelance writer, and editor. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, and her BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Her poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, the James Franco Review, Thank You for Swallowing, and elsewhere; and her essays and book reviews have appeared with Memoir Mixtapes, The Rumpus, BookPage, and Motherly, among others. When she's not reading and writing, she's in her garden or spending time with her family. For more, visit www.mckenzielynntozan.com.