Trump ally Roger Stone tells former president’s supporters to stop trying to nullify 2020 election
Roger Stone said Trump supporters should focus on the next election, not the last.
He said many supporters would be upset to learn that the 2020 vote would not be “rewound”.
“I would be more concerned about the integrity of the next election,” Stone, a Trump stalwart, said.
Roger Stone, a die-hard supporter of former President Donald Trump, said in an interview broadcast Wednesday that Trump supporters should focus on the upcoming election rather than the 2020 vote.
“I know this upsets a lot of Trump supporters. But the 2020 election won’t be canceled,” Stone said in an interview with The Epoch Times. “That’s not going to be addressed.”
“I would be more concerned about the integrity of the next election,” Stone added, saying a GOP-led Congress would likely investigate President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and the FBI raid on Mar-a- The girlfriend.
Stone’s comments are surprising, given the role he played in spreading Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud after the 2020 election.
The political strategist was questioned in December by the January 6 commission for 90 minutes, but refused to answer questions. His text message exchanges with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, another Trump ally, were also sent to the January 6 committee. For his part, Trump continued to push these baseless allegations of voter fraud.
Stone has, on the whole, remained loyal to Trump, despite his rage at Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his feud with Jason Miller, another Trump ally. Stone, according to documentary footage obtained by The Washington Post, was also furious with Trump for not granting him a preventive pardon.
Stone’s comments come after several Trump allies appeared to waver in their support for the former president. Jones, for his part, recently declared his support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, saying the lawmaker is the person Trump “should be like.”
However, Jones has since attempted to walk back his remarks and sent an ’emergency message’ to the former president saying he never ‘gave up on him’.
This month, Fox News host Laura Ingraham also said Americans were “exhausted” by political strife and may consider it “time to move on” on Trump.
There have also been rumors that billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s media empire could turn against the former president. For example, the New York Post slammed Trump last month in a raunchy op-ed, calling him “unworthy to be this country’s chief executive again.” Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal, another Murdoch-owned publication, also called Trump “The President Who Quit Jan. 6” while praising former Vice President Mike Pence.
In July, Trump slammed “Fox & Friends,” a talk show under Murdoch’s Fox News empire that once hosted near-weekly calls with Trump. In a Truth Social article the same month, Trump also accused the show of going “to the dark side”, claiming without justification that they “botched” its polls “on purpose”.
Representatives for Stone did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
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