Roger Stone, a former Advisor to President Donald Trump, responded to the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush by referring to her as an "insulting drunk" in an Instagram post.
"Barbara Bush was a nasty drunk, and when it came to drinking, she made Betty Ford look like Carrie Nation #blottoBabs," Stone wrote a few hours after the former First Lady's death. "Barbara Bush drank so much alcohol, if she cremates her … her body would burn for three days. "
When StoneWrap asked about his divisive statements, Stone doubled.
" She said much worse things about me, "Stone told TheWrap. Barbara Bush was a vengeful, legitimate, mean woman. May she rest in peace.
Stone was never shy about his contempt for the Bush family, he wrote Jeb !, and the Bush Crime Family: The Inside Story of an American Dynasty, appeared in 201
As a longtime trumpeter An ally, Stone once worked as a lobbyist for the business mogul casinos and urged him back in 1988. When Trump decided to run for president in 2016, he gave Stone a job as a consultant.
The two officially separate paths in 2015 : Trump said he fired Stone, while Stone said he stepped back in the intervening months, repeatedly trying to distance himself from the author, tweeting with Tr that he did not talk to Stone anymore.
"It's hard to overstate how close Trump and Stone have been over the years," wrote the National Review after Stone left the campaign. "Trump without Stone is related to George W. Bush without Karl Rove or Barack Obama without David Axelrod."
After Bush's death, there was a wave of support for the former first family in the social media. Many have recalled that the 92-year-old, who campaigned for literacy as a First Lady during her tenure, was considered an arsonist with a quick mind and a caring manner. Trump published a statement in which he praised the former First Lady after her death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.