- Donald Trump said he fired chief advisor Roger Stone
- Stone says he quit due to increasing frustration over myriad issues
Irony alert: the campaign announced that Stone was more interested in his own “personal publicity.”
Reports have emerged that Donald Trump has given the “you’re fired” treatment to his ally and adviser Roger Stone. 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.
Trump told The Washington Post‘s Robert Costa that Stone would dispute how the split happened, and indeed, Stone said he was the one who called it quits. The real estate mogul insisted that the move was a result of Stone not being a serious contributor to his campaign, while also citing the publicity his statements have recently received.
A Trump spokesperson reportedly told MSNBC, “we have a tremendously successful campaign and Roger wanted to use the campaign for his own personal publicity.
POLITICO reported that they received word from friends of Stone that the former adviser sent in his resignation about an hour before Trump’s interview.
Stone’s friends also reportedly said that Stone had become increasingly fed-up with Trump’s controversies, his personality, and his confidence in uncertain poll numbers. Stone reportedly warned Trump not to go after Megan Kelly, but after he did so, his friends said he came to them with his frustration.
“He is losing his grip on reality,” Stone said. “He has these yes-men around him. And now he’s living in a parallel world.
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