Roger Stone, longtime political associate of President Donald Trump, joined The Mr. Mo'Kelly Show on KFI AM 640 Saturday evening, a little more than a week after Trump commuted Stone's sentence.
Stone, who was convicted in November on seven charges, joined Mo'Kelly for a controversial and occasionally combative interview. From Stone's trial and Trump's commutation of his sentence, to the longtime political consultant's potential involvement in Trump's 2020 re-election campaign, no topic was off-limits in tonight's explosive interview.
At one point, Stone and Mo'Kelly are discussing the charges brought against Stone, which included lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction of a congressional committee, and why other people in the administration hadn't faced the same kind of investigations and inquiries. Mo'Kelly pointed out that while certain people are treated differently in the federal justice system, Stone's relationship with Trump made him different than most defendants.
"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," Mo'Kelly tells Stone. "There are thousands of people treated unfairly daily. Hell, your number just happened to come up in the lottery. I'm guessing it was more than just luck, Roger, right?"
There's a pause, then what sounds like Stone's voice can be heard telling someone on the other end that "I don't really feel like arguing with this negro."
"I'm sorry, what was that?" Mo'Kelly asks. "Roger? I'm sorry, what did you say?"
The line remains open for several seconds and what sounds like to be an exasperated sigh on the other end as Mo'Kelly continues to try and reconnect with his guest. After several moments, Stone suddenly reappears.
"I hear that the line is not dead," Mo'Kelly says.
"Uhh, you're back," Stone says. "You there? Hello?"
Mo'Kelly tells Stone he heard him on the other end say something about a negro.
Stone immediately snaps back. "I did not. You're out of your mind. You're out of your mind."
"OK, we'll let the listeners decide," Mo'Kelly says. "Let me go to the next question then..."
"Whatever," Stone replies.
A few hours after the interview, Mo'Kelly took to Twitter to address Stone's slur, writing: "Hey everyone. I heard what I heard. The audio is the audio...I am nobody's NEGRO."
(You can hear the relevant portion of the interview beginning at 12m05s in the audio below).
Stone complains about their connection again, blaming a possible cell phone issue.
The interview continues with Mo'Kelly asking Stone about his potential involvement in Trump's 2020 re-election campaign. Stone says he doesn’t expect any formal offer, or to join the campaign.
"As a private citizen, I will be active on the president's behalf, writing, speaking, advocating," Stone said. "But, I don't expect to be offered a job, nor am I looking for a job. At least not that kind of job. I have to go out and make a living."
Stone says that after the last two years of not being able to make a living, and he's now struggling to pay rent and other expenses of life, including his wife's medical expenses.
You can listen to Mo'Kelly's full interview with Roger Stone below:
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