"I'm going to kick your racist ass punk": Geraldo Rivera unloads on Trump adviser

Controversial Donald Trump aide Roger Stone draws Rivera's ire

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published August 5, 2015 6:25PM (EDT)

                (Fox News)
(Fox News)

Controversial Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone is at again and this time he's provoked Geraldo Rivera into threatening physical assault against him.

The Fox News host promised to kick Stone's "racist ass" today after Stone decided to pick a fight with CNN contributor Ana Navarro, a Latina, and former CNN contributor Roland Martin, an African-American, recently tweeting that both political pundits were "quota hires":

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Rivera, a former "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant, quickly jumped to the defense of Navarro and Martin and urged Trump to dump Stone, whom he described as a "thug":

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Stone quickly shot back, calling him "pathetic" and a "hack" who had been "fired by Fox for his lack of ratings," to which Rivera responded by saying, "when I see you around Fox News I'm going to kick your racist ass punk":

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Last month, Rivera got into a heated exchange over Trump's campaign with Fox co-host Eric Bolling, during which Rivera threatened, "“You’re lucky that you’re my friend. I’d knock you out right now."

Trump recently had to fire Sam Nunberg, a campaign advisor and close an associate of Stone, after a series of racist social media posts by him surfaced. And in 2011, Trump was forced to distance himself from Stone after the longtime conservative trickster publicly claimed that Trump planned on running for president in 2012.

By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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