Donald Trump isn’t the only one in the upper rungs of GOP power structures who is overly fond — to say the least — of using Twitter. Besides others, including the president’s own family members, longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone is also an avid Twitter user — well, he used to be.
On Friday, CNN broke the news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had allegedly filed charges against an unspecified member of the Trump team. In a fashion completely unlike a mature adult but completely fitting for someone in Trump’s inner circle, Stone responded to the news by lashing out on Twitter against an array of news personalities.
Following his meltdown, Stone had his account suspended, and sources tell BuzzFeed that the suspension is permanent. Speaking to Business Insider via text message, Stone seemed to be unaware of this alleged permanence, writing, “I have been informed that I have been suspended for 3 hours and 12 minutes. While I am uncertain why, sometimes the stark truth offends some people. I’ll be baaaaaak.”
Among the insults that he hurled following the Friday night news are messages consisting of intense harassment against CNN contributors including Don Lemon, Jake Tapper, Ana Navarro, Bill Kristol, Carl Bernstein and Charles Blow.
Blow is the only one to have responded directly to Stone, suggesting the Trump adviser was under the influence of drugs, as you can see below.
Of Blow, Stone had written: “YOU Lie- u have no cried you fast talking arrogant fake news piece of shit !”
Prominent anti-Trump GOP CNN contributor Ana Navarro responded to Stone indirectly, writing: “Boo-hoo. Can you hear me playing my little violin for him?”
Stone wrote that CNN’s Jake Tapper “must be held accountable for his lies and very severely punished,” and if he couldn’t have guessed tweeting what’s effectively a call for violence would get him suspended, he has more problems than extra time on his hands because of getting kicked off Twitter. Tapper responded by writing: “Watching some prominent meltdowns on Twitter. Quite a sight!”
Other messages from Stone — which you can read in full over at Deadspin — include homophobic slurs and criticisms of CNN contributors’ personal appearances.
Check out Twitter’s response to all of this below.
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