Roger Stone, friend and former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, seemed to call a Black radio host a racial slur on air Saturday while the two debated Stone's federal conviction.
On Saturday night, Stone, whose 40-month sentence was commuted by Trump just days before he was scheduled to surrender after he was convicted of witness tampering and making false statements to Congress as it investigated Russia's influence in the 2016 election, was grilled by radio host Morris W. O'Kelly on "the Mr. Mo'Kelly Show" on KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles. The phone interview was broadcast and streamed.
After a back and forth over his commuted sentence, Stone fell silent, then it sounded like he was either away from the phone or covering it up when he said, "I don't really feel like arguing with this negro."
Stone denied making the comment in a statement to the Christian Broadcasting Network on Sunday, claiming there was "cross talk" that "garbled" the exchange.