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“I Revel in Your Hatred”: The Man Who Created Trump Is Getting a Netflix Documentary

Roger Stone, Trump’s former top advisor who quit/was fired from the campaign last summer, is getting his own Netflix documentary this May. This is a man under investigation for colluding with Russia to put Trump in office, a man with an affinity for dressing like a ““low budget movie villain,” who has described himself as a “dirty trickster, and who has a tattoo of Richard Nixon’s face on his back (seriously). He is not a good man.

The trailer for the documentary, Get Me Roger Stone, makes it clear that that “not a good man” is one hell of an understatement. Here are a just a few of the trailer’s most bananas quotes about Stone:

  • “When people think of Washington corruption, they think of Roger Stone.”
  • “He really pioneered negative campaign advertising.”
  • “He created the modern sleazeball lobbyist.”

And in Stone’s own terrible words:

  • “Those who say I have no soul, those who say I have no principals, are losers. Those are bitter losers.”
  • “I revel in your hatred. Because if I weren’t effective, you wouldn’t hate me.

Sounds like a swell guy, right? And this man, for whom “It is better to be infamous than never be famous at all” is a personal rule, is the man who brought us Donald Trump. According to the trailer, Stone had been pushing him to consider public office for 30 years, and ultimately “created Donald Trump as a political figure.”

So if you were wondering who it was that set fire to the dumpster that is current politics, this is your guy.

The movie looks fascinating, but is it too soon for our still-open wounds? What do you all think?

 

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Vivian Kane (she/her) has a lot of opinions about a lot of things. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband Brock Wilbur and too many cats.