Roger Stone says late Barbara Bush was a "nasty drunk".
While the nation is mourning the loss of one of the finest first ladies of the United States of America, Roger Stone seems to be on another page. The political consultant took a jab at Barbara Bush after her death, calling her out for allegedly being a “drunk”.
An Instagram post has Bush fans and supporters in a sullen state, and Roger Stone is at the bottom of it. This is not the first time Stone has made derogatory statements about famous people, but he may have crossed the line this time!
Roger Stone is claiming that Barbara Bush was an alcoholic. But is this true?
Keep reading to learn more regarding Stone’s allegations about Barbara Bush’s drinking problem.
Was Barbara Bush a Drunk?
Many people often assume that a smoker is also a drunk. Although Barbara Bush admitted to being a smoker during her younger years, there are several instances from her memoir that say she was nothing more than a social drinker.
In the autobiography, Bush mentioned having a glass of champagne here and some bourbon there to celebrate an event or just to be a fun-loving host.
Mind you, Bush did not hide her smoking addiction. And, considering how outspoken she was, she probably wouldn’t have had a problem admitting being a drunk, too.
Since that is not the case, fans are taken aback by Stone’s comment and are utterly confused about their icon.
The 41st first lady of the United States of America came with a lot of class and passion. Her son, George W. Bush, had nothing but good things to say about her after her passing.
“Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love and literacy to millions. To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end. I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother,” said Bush.
Mrs. Bush passed away at the age of 92 after succumbing to heart disease. All through her life, she was an avid activist and philanthropist.
When most people were afraid of the AIDS virus spreading by touch, Bush opened the eyes of many when she hugged and interacted with infants who suffered from the condition.
The world knows of the first lady’s efforts to eradicate illiteracy, as she started the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. A school was also opened in her name to make sure she got as many people as she could to secure their futures.
The Barbara Bush Elementary School in Houston mourned the death of their hero and remembered all the times with her when she visited. A beloved icon she will remain.
Roger Stone on Barbara Bush
Stone came out with a rather insulting statement about Bush after her death.
“Barbara Bush was a nasty drunk. When it came to drinking she made Betty Ford look like Carrie Nation #blottoBabs,” wrote Stone.
The political consultant also added that if Bush was cremated, her boozy body would burn for three days!
The Yahoo news feed broke out on Facebook. It has received over 12,000 shares, making it a buzzing story for the day.
Then again, this is exactly what Stone was probably looking for!
Social media users, in general, are having a hard time letting this one go. And although many chose to ignore Stone, some took matters into their own hands.
The love for the former first lady and inspiring woman has brought about oneness among supporters on social media.
Stone, on the other hand, seems to be undisturbed by the chaos he created.
During the 2016 Presidential campaign, Stone’s Twitter account was taken down. He was also banned from appearing on MSNBC and CNN.
The “Lord of Mischief’s” ban came after he made some insulting remarks about many famous personalities like Ana Navarro, Jack Tapper, and Don Lemon, who he called an “arrogant partyboi.” He called them “human excrement” and said that Lemon was an “ignorant lying c***sucker.”
When Stone left the Trump campaign, there was a lot of confusion as to whether he left the job (as he claims he did) or if Trump fired him.
Many don’t consider what comes from Stone written in stone, so taking the Bush statement seriously is a mistake.
There is no solid evidence to prove that the former first lady had a drinking problem. And, Stone was wrong to have dragged her name in the mud after her passing.
Barbara Bush’s funeral is scheduled to take place at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston on Saturday (April 21), at 11:00 a.m. In attendance will be the current first lady Melania Trump, as well as some of the former U.S. Presidents.