Roger Stone: Steve Bannon Looks Like He 'Chases Down Hobos' to Borrow Clothes

Self-described "dirty trickster" Roger Stone sounded off in a wide-ranging interview with Rolling Stone published on Tuesday. In addition to discussing his loyalty to President Donald Trump, the former lobbyist and advisor spoke candidly about Steve Bannon and the looming threat of indictment for his financial dealings. 

Stone lobbed his sharpest barbs at Bannon, who briefly served as White House chief strategist in the infancy of Trump's presidency. 

"Steve Bannon is a nice fellow," Stone told the Rolling Stone reporter. "He knows nothing whatsoever about electoral politics, and it looks to me as though he chases down hobos to get their clothing. Perhaps he should become acquainted with hot water and soap and a razor." 

Apparently, there's no love lost between the pair. Rumors of a Bannon and Stone feud swirled around the duo during Trump's campaign and followed them through to the White House. After Bannon resigned as head strategist in early 2018 and spoke about discord in the West Wing, Stone accused the former Breitbart editor of selfishness and said he betrayed Trump. 

It's not the first time Stone, who is notorious for his unique sartorial selections, has critiqued Bannon's appearance. For the last 12 years, the politico has been publishing a "best" and "worst" dressed list on his very own style blog; he previously served as the men's fashion editor for The Daily Caller. As one might have guessed, Bannon has been a fixture on the "worst dressed" list.  

In other parts of the interview, Stone came across as sanguine about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, especially for someone facing a possible indictment. Sam Nunberg, a former Trump advisor and Stone ally who had been subpoenaed to turn over communications, told MSNBC that he thought Stone would likely be indicted over his financial affairs. 

"I think Roger is most likely—and he’s prepared for this and he should be—going to get indicted, on some financial, I’d say picayune, matter,” Nunberg said.

Stone, who said he was prepared for an indictment, maintained his innocence throughout the Rolling Stone interview, which can be found here. 

"We know that a federal prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich," he told the magazine. "They have an amazing ability to take nothing and say it is something. I have a clear conscience regarding my businesses, my taxes, the conduct of my personal affairs. But I understand a runaway federal prosecutor with unlimited powers and no checks or balances can bring any indictment they want." 

Stone is one of Trump's more controversial allies. Although he was reportedly fired by the campaign in 2015, the consultant went on to provide breathless support on talk shows and right-wing fringe sites like InfoWars. Like the president, Stone has been embroiled in a number of public spats with reporters and critics. 

In 2017, the consultant was banned from Twitter after firing a barrage of disparaging tweets toward commentators, political players and celebrities alike.

roger stone globes Political consultant Roger Stone attends the 'Get Me Roger Stone' Premiere during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theatre on April 23, 2017 in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival

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