Roger Stone defends Trump, attacks Bannon, Sessions at Orlando event

Presidential confidante and political provocateur Roger Stone faced tough questions from U.S. Rep. Val Demings and other prominent Central Floridians at an Orlando event Friday.

At his appearance at the Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida, Stone harshly criticized former White House adviser Steve Bannon, defended President Donald Trump’s mental state, took issue with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new marijuana rules and, for good measure, talked for several minutes about his belief that LBJ was behind the JFK assassination.

That latter view was no secret — copies of his book, “The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ,” were available for purchase at a table in the back, along with “The Clintons’ War on Women” and “The Bush Crime Family.”

“The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about,” said Stone, a former Richard Nixon aide who later served Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush before becoming one of Trump’s first supporters for president — as far back as 1988 and 2000, he said.


Just a figment of your imagination.