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Geraldo Threatens to Fight Trump Adviser Over Racial Tweets

A Twitter flame war erupted between Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera and paid Donald Trump 2016 campaign adviser Roger Stone yesterday after Rivera called for Trump to fire Stone over his racially-charged tweets calling journalists Roland Martin and Ana Navarro “quota hires.


The above-embedded July 27 tweet was noticed by Roland Martin this week, who responded, calling Stone “despicable.” On Wednesday morning, Geraldo replied to a Mediaite Twitter posting of an article about the back-and-forth between Stone and Martin and called for Trump to fire Stone.

Stone then blasted back at Rivera, calling him a “hack.” Rivera responded by threatening to fight Stone, who sometimes appears as a guest on Fox News, next time they bump into each other.

For the sake of context, Stone, a Republican opposition researcher and political strategist, also authored the book The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ. During yesterday’s Twitter feud, Stone accused Rivera of selling out in his reporting on the John F. Kennedy assassination.


Mediaite pointed out the fact that Stone also issued a tweet implying that there is more to the story behind a nude, topless selfie that Rivera posted on Twitter in 2013.


Today, Stone commented on Rivera’s threat, claiming to have a “mean right hook” and that he out-weighs the well-known television personality by 70 pounds.


[RELATED: During Fox News Segment on Trump, Geraldo Tells Bolling, “I’d Knock You Out Right Now”]

Vox’s Andrew Prokop, who said that Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign messaging sounds like the type of divisive rhetoric for which Stone is known, wrote, “Stone, a Nixon aide who later had the former president’s face tattooed on his back, has long been known for both his hardball tactics as a GOP operative, and the pride he takes in them. He’s been called a ‘legendary political hit man’ and ‘the undisputed master of the black arts of electioneering’ — and that’s according to quotes he put on his own website.”

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During Fox News Segment on Trump, Geraldo Tells Bolling, “I’d Knock You Out Right Now”

A debate over Donald Trump’s comments on immigration nearly descended into violence on Monday’s episode of The Five on Fox News. The segment in question, which can be seen in the above-embedded video, began with commentator Jesse Watters contrasting what he saw as Trump’s “muscular,” tough-talking style with the demeanor of “skinny community organizer” and President Barack Obama.

Geraldo Rivera blasted back that he felt that Watters’ comments were disrespectful to the president and added, referencing Trump’s rhetoric on immigration policy, “Immigration is like a cheap drug. You get a big bang, a quick high, and a very long hangover.

It’s not a quick high when people are getting murdered in San Francisco,” said Watters, referring to alleged murder of Kate Steinle at the hands of convicted felon and five-times deported Mexican national Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez. He also commented on what he perceived as Mexico’s inability to keep drug cartel members from escaping incarceration and “selling heroin and cocaine to our children.

Rivera responded, “It is the cheapest shot of all to exploit the misery of [the Steinle] family… it has nothing to do with immigration.

You’re exploiting it by downplaying [the murder],” said Watters.

When Rivera argued that Trump’s comments were “exploiting” and “sensationalizing” the immigration issue, Fox News host Eric Bolling said to Rivera accusingly, “From a guy who exploits and sensationalizes everything, really?

Are you talking to me?” replied Geraldo Rivera. “You’re lucky that you’re my friend; I’d knock you out right now. That’s absolute BS.

We can take this up later,” said Bolling.

That is absolute bogus BS. You’re telling me I exploit and sensationalize? What do you do? Where do you get your stuff from? What right-wing pundit is giving you your script?” shouted Rivera.

Sensing the rising tension, commentator Kimberly Guilfoyle asked the show’s producers in the control room to cut to commercial break.