Roger Stone on Monday posted an image that included a digitally produced image of himself, President Trump and various White House officials and Trump backers wearing Nazi swastikas on Space Force uniforms. The meme, which he subsequently deleted, also had a swastika emblazoned in its right-hand corner.
“I love this,” Stone said on his Instagram account of the meme, which had a caption reading “in space no one can hear you lie.”
“Proud to be in this crew — but the only lies being told are by liberal scumbags #maga #republican #infowars,” he added.
Stone did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 14, 2018
The meme — likely created by a Trump hater — showed Stone, Trump, Sarah Sanders, Vice President Pence, Rudy Giuliani, Fox News host Sean Hannity and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) dressed as astronauts for President Trump’s proposed space force which used the swastika as its logo.
The image was up for an unspecified amount of time before Stone deleted it. In an update Tuesday afternoon, Stone apologized for the meme.
“Last night I posted an image attacking me and other supporters of the President that was sent to me by a hater. I did so to mock them,” he said. “I did not notice the image had a swastika in the corner . When It was brought to my attention I deleted it – so u libtards who are frothing at the mouth can stop sending insulting comments will only get u blocked”
Since Stone was booted from Twitter last fall, the right-wing provocateur has increasingly taken to Instagram to commune with his fans and keep his signature online voice alive.
He has regularly used the platform to mock his enemies and post snapshots of his life in New York City and Florida.
Stone, one of President Trump’s oldest confidantes, is facing growing questions about his role in Russian hacking during the 2016 election. Stone has denied any involvement in the effort but he is known to have personally communicated with Russian operatives posing as the Twitter account Guccifer 2.0.