Roger Stone caught on hot mic bragging about how he manipulates Trump by lying to him: ‘I did it for 30 years’

A new documentary titled A Storm Foretold, which takes a look a Roger Stone before and after the 2020 election, contains a segment where Stone is caught on a hot mic talking about how he manipulates Donald Trump in their years-long relationship, The Daily Beast reported.

The segment first shows a speech Stone gave in October 2019 at an event at Trump’s Doral golf club in Florida, and then contrasts that speech with Stone’s hot mic comments.

“I want to talk to you about Donald Trump,” Stone told the crowd of Trump supporters in 2019. “Someone who is a force of nature in himself. Someone who marches to his own drummer. Someone who is not handled, not managed. Not controlled. A man who cannot be bossed. And cannot be bought, which has made him one of the greatest presidents since Abraham Lincoln.”

The next scene shows Stone being filmed at a distance telling someone his true thoughts about Trump.

“I have a 40-year record of being able to convince the big man to do what’s in his best interest. He’s not easy to deal with. It’s complicated,” Stone said. “He resents any implication that he is handled or managed or directed.”

Stone then presents a hypothetical situation that he might face as Trump’s adviser.

“You have to say, ‘Remember that night when we were in Buffalo. And you gave that speech, and God, it had to be 10,000 people, the biggest crowd they’d ever seen. And you said XYZ, and the place went crazy, remember that? I don’t know where you came up with that line, but it’s one of the best things,'” Stone said, giving a hypothetical conversation he might have with Trump.

“Doesn’t f***ing matter that he never said it—doesn’t matter,” Stone said. “It’s time-consuming, but it works. I did it for 30 years.”

Speaking to The Daily Beast, filmmaker Christoffer Guldbrandsen said he think Stone forget he had a mic on him.

“Those are kind of mishaps,” Guldbrandsen said. “I think he had forgotten that he was wearing a mic. I know he had forgotten, because the next morning, he was really, really anxious about what I had recorded.”

The documentary recently premiered in Denmark but hasn’t yet been released in the United States.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.