In a news statement Saturday, Donald Trump’s campaign said “Mr. Trump fired Roger Stone last night”.
On Saturday afternoon, Donald Trump’s campaign strategist, Roger Stone, denied reports that Trump fired him and is claiming he fired the former Apprentice star.
The billionaire developer, in an interview with The Washington Post, said that he fired Stone in an effort to rid his campaign of “publicity seekers”. However, Stone said that he was the one who called it quits with Trump, saying that his constant feuding is distracting from the core issues. The news hit Twitter just after Stone told a Fox News TV show that he couldn’t appear Saturday because he was no longer affiliated with the campaign, these friends told Politico. Your message of “Make America Great Again” harkened back to the Reagan era. Restoring nationwide satisfaction and bringing jobs again to America – your preliminary and nonetheless underlying message – is a strong conservative message. “In fact, it catapulted you instantly into a commanding lead in the race”, Stone’s email said.
According to Stone’s resignation letter obtained by MSNBC, Stone wrote: “Unfortunately, the current controversies involving personalities and provocative media fights have reached such a high volume that it has distracted attention from your platform and overwhelmed your core message…”
“With this present course of the candidacy, I not can stay concerned in your marketing campaign”.
The internal uproar comes after Trump said Friday that Kelly, who moderated Thursday’s GOP debate and asked Trump about derogatory comments he has made in the past about women, had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”.
However he turned up the tone Friday night when he informed CNN that Kelly “is simply anyone I did not have a whole lot of respect for”.
By Saturday, Trump’s invitation to a outstanding grassroots Republican occasion in Atlanta – RedState Gathering – had been rescinded.
Stone, who revels in his reputation as “a dirty trickster,” cut his teeth working for Nixon and has long been associated with Trump, including an advisory role when the businessman considered a presidential run in 2000.