Roger Stone (Roger Jason Stone Jr.) was born on 27 August, 1952 in Connecticut, USA. The website CelebrityNetWorth.com estimates Roger Stone’s net worth at $5 million. Mr Stone first got involved in politics at the age of 8, agitating for Democratic candidate John F Kennedy. A political veteran, Mr Stone has worked with Republicans since the 1970s and bears a tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back. Roger Stone, a political strategist and long-time ally of President Donald Trump.
“It’s always better to be talked about than not talked about,” Roger Stone, longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, once told the Miami Herald in an interview. “And the biggest sin in politics is to be boring.”
But his most visible work has been on his books. The Man Who Killed Kennedy essentially argues that Lyndon Johnson shot his way into the White House, ordering the deaths of nearly a score of men over the course of his political career — the last of them Kennedy, gunned down by a convicted Texas murderer named Malcolm Wallace who was “Lyndon Johnson’s personal hit man.”
Roger Jason Stone Jr. Full Biography
Roger Stone pundit and legendary American Republican political consultant who has played a key role in the election of Republican presidents from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan to Donald J. Trump.
Roger Stone is the subject of the smash hit Netflix documentary Get Me Roger Stone and serves as a political commentator for InfoWars.
Stone is the author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy – the Case Against LBJ (Skyhorse). Stone is also the author of Tricky Dick, a broader look at the rise and fall and rise and fall and final comeback of Richard Milhouse Nixon, the Bush Crime Family, an inside look at that corrupt American dynasty, the Clinton’s War on Women, the definitive work on the shocking crimes of Bill and Hillary Clinton and The Making of the President 2016 – how Donald Trump orchestrated a revolution.
A friend an advisor to Donald Trump for over 30 years Roger Stone urged Donald Trump to seek the Presidency as early as 1988 and again in 2000, 2016 and finally 2016.
Stone has also chronicled men’s fashion for the New York Times and the Daily Caller. His annual “Ten Best and Worst Dressed” list has been featured on the Daily Caller and StoneOnStyle.com since 2009. Stone serves as Men’s Style Correspondent for the Daily Caller as well as hosting the War Room on InfoWars.com five days a week.
A Goldwater zealot in grade-school after a neighbor gave him Barry Goldwater’s Conscience of a Conservative, Stone was elected Young Republican National Chairman in 1977.
Stone was appointed Chairman of Youth for Nixon for Connecticut by Gov. John Davis Lodge who would become Stone’s mentor. Stone was the youngest member of the staff in President Richard Nixon’s re-election camping in 1972, the notorious CREEP – Committee for the Re-Election of the President. At CREEP Stone would fall under the tutelage of the legendary Murray Chotiner, Nixon’s early campaign manager and the inventor of negative campaign advertising and tactics. In 1973 Stone went to work for Senator Bob Dole as a staff assistant and travel aide.
In 1976 Stone was named by Senator Paul Laxalt as National Director of Youth for Reagan, a division of Governor Ronald Reagan’s 1976 Presidential campaign. In 1978, Stone co-founded the National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC) where he is credited with developing the negative campaign into an art form and pioneering the modern use of negative campaign advertising which Mr. Stone calls “comparative, educational, not negative.”
Starting in 1979, Stone served as Regional Political Director for Governor Reagan’s 1980 campaign for President handling New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, his native State. Stone became known for his expertise and strategies for motivating and winning ethnic and Catholic voters. Stone went on to serve in the same capacity in Reagan’s 1984 reelection campaign adding responsibility for Pennsylvania and Ohio to the states Stone managed in 1980. He also served as a Senior Consultant for California for President George H. W. Bush’s campaign. Bush beat Dukakis by 1% in the Golden State.
In 2000 Stone is credited with the hard-ball tactics which resulted in closing down the Miami-Dade Presidential recount. Stone is credited in HBO’s recent movie, “Recount 2000” with fomenting the so-called “Brooks Brothers Riot” in which a Republican mob swarmed the recount demanding a shutdown while thousands of Cuban-Americans marched outside the Courthouse demanding the same thing.
Mr. Stone would later regret his support for the Bushs and opposed the war in Iraq.
The New York Times and Miami Herald reported it was Mr. Stone who first tipped of the FBI to Governor Eliot Spitzer’s use of prostitutes.
Stone has worked for pro-American political parties in Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. He is consulted regularly on communications and corporate and public relations strategy by fortune 500 ECO’s and pro-democracy foreign leaders.
Stone endorsed former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson for President before switching his registration from Republican to the Libertarian Party. Stone rejoined the Republican party with the nomination and election of Donald Trump in 2016.
Stone has been profiled in the Weekly Standard, The New Yorker, and the Miami Herald. Mr. Stone has written for InfoWars.com, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, The New York Times Op Ed page and for Newsmax.com, Breitbart, the FOX Opinion page and has appeared recently on FOX News and CNN.
Here are what people are saying about Roger Stone:
“Professional lord of mischief” – Weekly Standard
“Legendary conservative political hit man” – TheHill.com
“A fascinating and colorful figure who has played a role in GOP politics for decades” – PoliticsNJ.net
“A dashing, colorful artist of the underhanded” – David Brooks, New York Times
“Nailed Eliot Spitzer” – Newsmax
“A Republican who doesn’t always toe the party line” – MSNBC
“Made his bones in the Reagan Era” – Washington Times
“The keeper of the Nixon flame” – Maureen Dowd, The New York Times
“Republican political mastermind” – Gawker.com
“He [Roger] is one of its fiercest warriors, with the battle scars to prove it.” – The Weekly Standard
“A dragon slayer who helped bring down New York State’s most powerful man” – NY Daily News
“A long history of bare-knuckle politics” – The New York Times
“The GOP’s dapper Pugilist” – The Washington Post
“Seasoned practitioner of hard-edged politics” – The New York Times
“Master Political Strategist and Street fighter” – LeftVoice.com
“The most dangerous person in America today…” – The Village Voice
“Still, Stone gets results” – FirstPost.com, UK
“Skilled in the dark arts of politics” – The Atlantic
“Those that love creativity, loves Roger’s work” – invinciblearmor.com
“Notorious” – Vanity Fair
“Doesn’t Mince words” – The Washington Post
“Master of right-wing political hit jobs… – Politico.com
“Controversial” – The Washington Post
“Infamous” – Gothamist.com
“The dapper don of dirty deeds” – DullardMush.com
“Directly involved in the downfall of Clinton campaign chief strategist Mark Penn” – RADAR
“Known for hard-ball politics and a cloak and dagger sensibility” – The New York Times
“At times, Stone’s real party seems to be the vaudevillian rather than the GOP” – New Yorker Magazine
“The organizers [of the recount team in Miami] in the RV outside, who G.O.P. protesters have told TIME were led by hardball Washington strategist Roger Stone…” – TIME Magazine
“Respected, hated, and always controversial Republican political knife fighter…” – NoQuarterUSA.net
“Mr. Stone is nothing if not resilient” – Public Lives – The New York Times
“The High Priest of political hijinks” – Weekly Standard
“An equal-opportunity trickster” – NY Daily News
“The undisputed master of the black arts of electioneering” – Scotsman.com
“Call Roger Stone” – James A. Baker III, HBO Recount 2000
Roger Stone Parents
His father, Roger J. Stone was a businessman and his mother is Gloria Rose who was a reporter in their small town. He has described his family as middle-class, blue-collar Catholics.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Roger Stone
- Roger Jason Stone Jr. was born on 27 August 1952, in Norwalk, Connecticut. He was born to Roger J. Stone and Gloria Rose, grew up in Lewisboro, New York, and is of Italian and Hungarian descent.
- He became a Republican at the age of 12, after reading Barry Goldwater’s “The Conscience of a Conservative.”
- Stone dropped out of George Washington University; while he was there he became the youngest player in the Watergate scandal at age 19.
- He has been married twice. His first marriage ended in 1990 and he remarried in 1992.
- Stone co-founded the National Conservative Political Action Committee in 1978, after seeing how difficult it was for Republican candidates to raise money.
- He was called “The Godfather” and “The Prince of Darkness” in the Republican Party.
- Stone has been acquainted with President Donald Trump since the 1980s, when he worked for Trump’s casino business as a lobbyist.
- He has a tattoo of President Richard Nixon on his back, which he got in Venice Beach, California.
- Stone ran for governor in Florida in 2014, and his platform focused on gay rights and legalizing marijuana.
- He was banned from appearing on CNN and MSNBC in 2016 after calling out Ana Navarro on Twitter and attacking other media personalities through the platform. His account was suspended in April 2017.
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