Trump tries to take credit for firing top adviser who said he quit over ‘Megyn Kelly food fight’
There is never a dull moment in Donald Trump’s scorched Earth presidential campaign and Saturday was no different with the GOP frontrunner first being disinvited to the conservative Red State conclave in Atlanta only to have his top political adviser quit on him.
Or, if you believe Donald Trump, the blustery businessman fired him first.
According to Politico, political consultant Roger Stone claims he quit the Trump campaign, tweeting “Sorry @realDonaldTrump didn’t fire me- I fired Trump. Disagree with diversion to food fight with @megynkelly away core issue messages.”
Politico reports that Stone’s friends claim he sent an email to Trump announcing his decision to leave the campaign earlier this morning. Later in the morning Trump told a Washington Post reporter that had he fired Stone — about 15 minutes after Stone told a Fox News TV producer that he couldn’t appear Saturday because he was no longer affiliated with the campaign.
Trump’s campaign has been nothing but non-stop Megyn Kelly bashing since the Thursday night debate when Kelly went after Trump for his derogatory comments about women.
Stone’s resignation/firing is somewhat surprising since the consultant is — in the words of Megyn Kelly — no “saint,” having started his political career working for Richard Nixon’s Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP) as a dirty trickster, spying on the Hubert Humphrey campaign.
Stone is also known for his conspiracy theories, co-authoring a book suggesting that President Lyndon Johnson was behind the assassination of John F. Kennedy.