- The Washington Times
Friday, November 13, 2020

Roger Stone on Friday ruled out the possibility of his longtime friend President Trump ever conceding to Democratic rival Joseph R. Biden despite his projected loss in last week’s White House race.

“The only way President Trump won’t be President is if he concedes the election,” Stone wrote in an article published online. “The Trump I have known for 40 years is a fighter who won’t do that.”

Stone, who served on the president’s 2016 campaign and was later convicted of multiple felonies related to the race, stressed it is an “absolute metaphysical certainty” Mr. Trump will never concede.

Preliminary results of the Nov. 3 election indicate Mr. Biden beat Mr. Trump and will take his place in January. Mr. Trump has not conceded, however, citing baseless, unproven claims of fraud.

Writing for Infowars, the website run by controversial right-wing conspiracy theorist and vocal Trump supporter Alex Jones, Stone echoed unfounded claims of fraud and denied Mr. Biden won the race.

Stone, 67, insisted elsewhere in the article that Mr. Biden‘s projected victory “is the finale to an elaborate, long-planned Psychological Operation or ‘PsyOp’ directed at the American People.”

He also encouraged participation in a rally set for Saturday in D.C., where city officials are bracing for Trump supporters from out of town to protest the president’s projected loss.

While he acknowledged in the nearly 5,000-word article the official results of the race are not known, Stone echoed the president’s false claim of him winning the majority of “legal votes cast.”

Mr. Biden received millions of more votes than Mr. Trump and bested him in the states needed to win the 270 electoral votes required to be elected president, according to preliminary results.

Several news organizations, including The Associated Press and Fox News, among others, have accordingly called the race for Mr. Biden, although few elected Republicans have accepted his apparent win.

Infowars has been promoting one of the several pro-Trump events set to take place Saturday at noon in the nation’s capital. So has Fox News host Sean Hannity and the White House press secretary.

Stone, 67, frequently contributes to Infowars and often collaborates with its publisher, Mr. Jones, who has gained notoriety for pushing fringe conspiracy theories through his website and talk show.

A jury found Stone guilty last year of charges brought as a result of the government’s probe of the 2016 election. Mr. Trump intervened and ultimately prevented him from serving prison time, however.

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