Bet you didn’t expect this today.
Eccentric Donald Trump advisor Roger Stone tweeted on Monday that he was celebrating April 20th, or “4/20,” the unofficial marijuana holiday, with a photo of the Richard Nixon bong he owns:
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) April 20, 2017
In a video from last year, Stone explained that the bong, which was produced as a parody item during Nixon’s presidency, was part of a collection of political items that he owns, including Nixon hash pipe.
It was hard to tell if he was saying he partakes in marijuana himself, but it seemed like he was intentionally being coy, leaning towards the side that it was just a political collectible to him. This was not the first time Stone has tweeted about the bong; he claimed he had previously gotten offers to buy it, and that reproductions may end up being made.
UPDATE 3:50 p.m. ET: Stone reached out to Mediaite to provide some additional info. “I own two Nixon bongs-both sold by head shops in the 70’s,” he explained. “To me they are a symbol of the ignominious failure of the drug war RN initiated. Smoking out of them, which of course I only do when in the states where it is legal on a recreational basis, is also kind of cool. I am going to very active in a non- profit that will conduct a campaign to persuade the President to keep his pledge on State’s rights and marijuana.”
[Photo: Screen grab]
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