The New York Post: Trump confidant Roger Stone suspended by Twitter after profane rants against journalists and pundits
Roger Stone, a right-wing firebrand and longtime ally of President Trump, was suspended Saturday by the social-media network, apparently for violating Twitter’s rules of engagement.
Stone went on a profanity-laced multipost rant Friday night against CNN anchors Don Lemon and Jake Tapper, the Washington Post’s Carl Bernstein, the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol, and other journalists and commentators.
A version of this report appears at NYPost.com.
The Stone screed — which riffed off reports that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was leading to indictments — got more scatological and profanity-laced as it went on.
“Breaking: Mueller indicts PaulManafort‘s driver for double parking,” Stone posted.
Later: “@donlemon stop lying about about the Clinton’s and Uranium you ignorant lying covksucker !!!! You fake news you dumb piece of s**t.” He also called some CNN personalities “human excrement.”
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Stone lobbed personal insults at Kristol, the editor at large of the conservative Weekly Standard.
“Bill Kristol packing on the pounds #porky #Warmonger,” Stone tweeted.
The tweets likely ran afoul of Twitter’s TWTR, +6.75% policies against harassment and abusive behavior.
Stone’s account has been suspended at least twice before, in March and April of this year.
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