Roger Stone, who grew up in Lewisboro, has abruptly left his position as top adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign following fallout from comments Trump made about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly after Thursday's debate , according to multiple reports.
Stone, a 1970 graduate of John Jay High School in Cross River, had reportedly told Trump to refrain from making attacks directed at Kelly, who is considered popular among Republican voters, and instead focus on his business background and his campaign slogan to "Make America Great Again," politico reported.
Instead, Trump launched another attack at Kelly in an interview on CNN on Friday night, referring to her debate question about off-color language he has used to describe women , including comedian Rosie O'Donnell.
“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her — wherever,” Trump said of Kelly in the CNN interview.
Stone then submitted his resignation to Trump in an email Saturday morning, but that didn't stop Trump, who owns an estate in Bedford , from saying later in the day that he fired Stone, politico.com said.
"Sorry @realDonaldTrump didn't fire me- I fired Trump," Stone tweeted Saturday afternoon @RogerJStoneJr .
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