The “Ultimate Trump Loyalist” and former Top Advisor to the Donald Trump Campaign Roger Stone will no longer appear on CNN after the network was made aware of a recent series of disparaging tweets the Trump ally directed towards CNN political analyst and former Jeb Bush-backer Ana Navarro. Earlier in the campaign season, while still employed by the Trump campaign, Stone referred to her as a “quota hire”.
A CNN spokesperson confirmed that Stone would be banned from appearing on the network to Media Matters after the watchdog organization brought the comments to the news organization’s attention:
He will no longer appear as a guest on CNN
Stone’s latest tweets called Navarro a “pompous shithead”, and an “abusive diva” who was “dumber than dogshit”. The more recent tweet was directed towards CNN’s highest-profile personality, Anderson Cooper.
No @MattGertz @ananavarro is an pompous shithead who must be exposed for the abusive diva she is-hated by all the “little people” at #CNN
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) February 22, 2016
.@andersoncooper why would you ask @ananavarro anything about politics? She’s dumber than dogshit #CNN — Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) February 23, 2016
Stone’s History Of Offensive And Racist Tweets
It’s unclear whether or not CNN was familiar with any of Stone’s prior racially charged, ethically dubious or intellectually challenged remarks on twitter, some directed at the network and it’s personalities specifically.
In November of 2012, Stone used heinous language while attacking then-CNN analyst Roland Martin…
Who is this stupid negro Roland Martin ? Buffoon or token Buffoon ? #CNN
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) November 15, 2012
Martin, although he left the network in March of 2013, joined Navarro in a scathing racist tweet from Stone this past July, where the two were referred to as “quota hires”….
Ana Navarro the dumbest person on TV since CNN fired moron @rolandmartin – both quota hires #CNN — Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) July 28, 2015
This is not the first campaign season that Trump’s close friend took to social media to attack minorities in the news media however. He apparently believes that being the object of his racial slurs is a career choice…
No one puking over CAIN win in Fla more than Rev. Al Sharpton and the professional negroes. #hermancain #P5
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) September 25, 2011
Business As Usual Among Trump Supporters
As has been well-documented, the racially charged rhetoric that comes out of the Trump campaign — particularly on social media — is nothing new and seems to be increasing as the GOP Primaries move South. Stone’s continued insistence on using deplorable terminology only exemplifies this Nixonian Southern Strategy on Steroids. Though the two parted ways in an official capacity in August, they are long time friends and Stone is frequently billed on cable news as a “Former Trump Campaign Advisor” who continues to make a case for a Trump Presidency when so few other analysts are willing to. Should we expect anything less from the friends who were introduced to each other by the notorious Joe McCarthy attack dog Roy Cohn?
After an overwhelming victory in the Republican Nevada Caucuses, Trump proclaimed “I love the poorly educated“. CNN finally woke up to the fact that they were acting as a conduit between the Trump campaign and the people he loves by employing the undeniably racist Roger Stone.