Nixon Foundation Puts Out Statement Distancing Him from Roger Stone: ‘Gross Misstatement’ of Role

On Friday, the Nixon Foundation issued a statement calling the characterizations of Roger Stone as a Nixon campaign aide or advisor a “gross misstatement” and distancing themselves from the now indicted Trump associate.

“This morning’s widely-circulated characterization of Roger Stone as a Nixon campaign aide or adviser is a gross misstatement,” the foundation wrote. “Mr. Stone was 16 years old during the Nixon presidential campaign of 1968 and 20 years old during the reelection campaign of 1972.”

The statement also notes that nowhere in Nixon’s presidential daily diaries does the name “Roger Stone” appear.

When Stone exited the federal courthouse today, he made the infamous Nixon pose (pictured above).

Stone, who was arrested in a predawn raid for witness tampering, obstruction and making false statements, claimed that the charges — made in connection to the Mueller probe — were politically motivated and vowed to stick by Trump.

While the Nixon Foundation may be distancing themselves from the Trump associate, Stone has long associated himself with Nixon and even has a tattoo of Nixon’s face on his back.

Stone explained his love for Nixon in an interview, claiming “The reason I’m a Nixonite is because of his indestructibility and resilience,” he told the New Yorker.

[photo via Getty Images]

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