Former Trump Adviser Says He Fired Kasich From Reagan’s Campaign For Drugs

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Real estate mogul Donald Trump criticized Ohio Gov. John Kasich during Wednesday’s Republican debate on CNBC for his career at the failed Wall Street firm Lehman Brothers. But Trump wasn’t the only person who criticized the governor. After Kasich said he was against marijuana legalization, longtime Trump loyalist (and former adviser) Roger Stone tweeted this:

Kasich’s campaign told on Wednesday night that Kasich’s supervisor on Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign was Charlie Black, not Stone.

Black told the website that Kasich “was very diligent.”

“This is the first time I ever heard anyone mention drugs in connection with John Kasich. He was not fired. He certainly was not fired for drugs,” Black told

Update: Stone responded to the allegations that he lied about the 1976 campaign and has stood by his original statement.

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  1. I think what’s interesting about the comment by this guy, (who I don’t find particularly credible btw since he’s a slimeball), is that Ohio from my understanding has a marijuana initiative on their ballot this Tues., Nov. 3rd, and Kasich has spoken out against it. That’s the hypocrisy part I think he’s referring to by his comment and what seems to be left out of this article.,Issue_3(2015)

  2. What do you expect from an old putz?

  3. The same Roger Stone who was caught advertising for another man to join him and his wife for sex while Stone was working on the Dole campaign?

    “Hot athletic, fit couple seeks similar couples OR excepetional, muscualr single men! She’s 40DD-24-36; he’s 195, trim, blonde, musular…PREFER MILITARY, BODYBUILDERS, JOCKS! (Note: That must be for him!) No smokers or fats, please. Photo and phone required. R & N, PO Box XXXXX, Washington DC”

  4. Every time I read or hear anything about the current slate of GOP hopefuls, it’s me who I think is on drugs.

  5. Selling pot? Eh, that should be okay for a GOP candidate.

    It’s not like he was giving it away like some kind of hippie, right?

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