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Endorse This: Roger Stone Says It’s Not A Threat To Give Out Delegates’ Hotel Room Numbers

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Endorse This: Roger Stone Says It’s Not A Threat To Give Out Delegates’ Hotel Room Numbers

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In an interview with Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio on Tuesday, Roger Stone discussed this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and specifically the possibility that delegates who are required to vote for Donald Trump on the convention’s first ballot may support another candidate on subsequent ballots, should Trump fail to receive the required 1,237 votes. Trump had threatened to sue the RNC, until he realized it is a private organization that sets and follows its own rules.

Instead, Stone said he — Stone, that is — would “disclose the hotels and the room numbers of those delegates who are directly involved in the steal. If you’re from Pennsylvania, we’ll tell you who the culprits are. We urge you to visit their hotel and find them.”

Even in this hectic and violent election season, Stone’s comments raised plenty of eyebrows.

Of course, that doesn’t mean they would be condemned by the Trump campaign. Here’s Healy Baumgardner, “Senior Press Representative” for campaign, shifting the discussion to the protestors who have interrupted Trump events across the country, most notably by shutting down a rally in Chicago.

And then there was this exchange between Jeff DeWitt and Brent Bozell, surrogates for Trump and Cruz, respectively. DeWitt downplays Stone’s comments and his connections to the Trump campaign (relevant discussion occurs at 2:07):

In an interview with Alex Jones Wednesday focused on the “Stop the Steal” protest movement — which is organizing marches in Cleveland should Trump’s path to the nomination be interrupted by, in Jones’s words, “the roaches that are the trash and the Nazi collaborators, like George Soros,” — Jones asks Stone about the types of pressure Stone wants to place on delegates who don’t back Trump.

“And hey, it’s a free country, if we’re staying in the hotel, we can go knock on their hotel room door, like you said, right?” Jones asks.

“I have friends in every delegation, so I will be able to tell you which state delegations are involved in the big steal, which party leaders are ring leaders in the big steal,” Stone responds, before addressing the previous day’s uproar at his comments: “We do not violence, we’re not talking about roughing anybody up, but we are talking about is being a presence to let people feel the pressure of the American people.”


Stone repeats throughout the interview that he’s not advocating violence, but one wonders what exactly he expects will happen when Trump supporters show up at the hotel rooms of convention delegates.

For what it’s worth, this has been the Trump/Stone playbook this entire election: distancing themselves, after the fact, from their wink-and-a-nod calls for violence. It recalls an article we published yesterday, in which a German newspaper editor described the strategy of the anti-immigrant political party Alternative for Germany:

“They are playing both parts… There is this fantasy about violence, and on the other hand, [they say] ‘No, it was a misunderstanding.'”

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15 Comments

  1. yabbed April 8, 2016

    Bernie is turning into the Socialist Trump. 🙂 He’s gone into the lying and threatening stance himself, only he’s so old he’s not easy to take seriously.

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    1. Louis Shaw April 8, 2016

      Bernie is about four years older than the Donald. Hardly a huge difference.

    2. bobnstuff April 8, 2016

      The republicans are nominating. Bernie? How did I miss that.

    3. Tell us about Bernie’s threats. Include a link, too, as I doubt your credibility.
      ~

  2. Steve Smith April 8, 2016

    Remember to bring your guns when you go to the hotel rooms of the delegates. Let’s show America what mob Republican rule is all about. Please also to remember to wear your Brown Shirts and Jack Boots. Heil Trump!

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    1. Snarki, child of Loki April 8, 2016

      …and it would be such a shame if someone went and disclosed Roger Stone’s hotel room number, y’know?

      1. iamproteus April 8, 2016

        But then it would be called intimidation which, of course, the cons would NEVER resort to, don’tcha know.

        1. Deb Brouhard April 8, 2016

          And it would be such a shame if those Trump supporters showed up at delegates rooms to talk and found themselves talking to the barrow of a gun, wouldn’t it? Wonder how many Trump supporters would stay at the hotel rooms if those in the rooms displayed their hardware?

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  3. bobnstuff April 8, 2016

    You can vote for any candidate you want as long as his name is Trump. Isn’t how Putin does it? The Great and Powerful Trump has spoken.

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  4. Aaron_of_Portsmouth April 8, 2016

    Just when you think that this election season has definitively pointed out the decay of the partisan-political electoral process, someone comes up with a new way to further expose the moral decay devastating America in real-time.
    The process shifts daily from a democracy in an ideal sense to a corrupt process run using mafioso/gestapo tactics, vile language and lurid innuendo, inciting to riot, actual punches thrown—need I go on? This sort of fare seems welcome to the more vile elements of America.

    Although neither the Left nor the Right(or any partisan variants in between) can claim to be pristine in attitude, I wonder rhetorically, which group in particular favors this modus operandi and hostile campaigning techniques—-methods akin to extortion and veiled threats of retaliation and harm ??

    It’s hard to distinguish the brown shirts of Nazi Germany from the churls of this era.

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  5. greenlantern1 April 8, 2016

    Weren’t vote recount centers, in Florida, stormed?
    Same tactic!!

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  6. Tom Walker April 9, 2016

    Although by following delegates, Stone or his cronies might be able to identify delegates’ probable hotels. The hotels themselves, however, should never reveal a guest’s room number and this sort of declaration ought to put them on notice to be especially vigilant against any such violation. Even greater protection is probably warranted – during the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, security protocols required anyone attempting to enter a hotel to prove he or she was one of that hotel’s guests. It was a rigidly enforced measure – the CEO of Salt Lake’s convention and vistiors’ bureau, a long time friend, could only meet me for coffee at an outside location because, as a non-guest, she was not allowed to enter my hotel. In view of the intimidation tactics Stone is advocating, I’d say identical security protocols ought to be enforced at the Republican Conventin.

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  7. Dennis Price April 10, 2016

    One of tRumps jack booted followers is going to kill somebody for him and the tRump campaign will fall over themselves to distance them from that disgusting act. They incite violence then claim they didn’t. Sadly, his idiot base will believe everything he says. It’s what the toady’s do.

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  8. Böcker April 11, 2016

    Stone is a total sleaze.

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