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Trump says Roger Stone arrested with ‘AK-27s’

That one doesn't exist.


David Covucci


Posted on Feb 1, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 8:11 pm CDT

This morning, the New York Times released a wide-ranging interview with President Donald Trump, where they discussed his treatment of the press, trade talks with China, and Jared Kushner’s security clearance.

Trump also took time to push a right-wing talking point, about how the arrest of Roger Stone was a miscarriage of justice and the show of force by the deep state.

In his comments on Stone being taken into custody by the FBI, Trump took particular issue with the type of gun the agents used, which according to the president, is a Russian-made rifle that doesn’t exist.

That was a long time. I will say this, I’ve always liked—I like Roger, he’s a character. But I like Roger. For a team of 29 people with AK27s, or whatever they were using, to charge a house like they did at 6:00 in the morning. I think that was a very sad thing for this country.

Trump most likely meant AK-47 and was using it colloquially to reference semi-automatic rifles carried by the FBI.

Which is perfectly OK and normal, except that the gun debate is riddled with people who shoot down gun control arguments by belittling people for incorrectly saying the AR in AR-15 stands for assault rifle and not Arma-lite.

So people appreciated this little slip of the tongue by the president.

Also because, you know, of the president thinking his FBI carried Russian weapons and him being an alleged Russian asset and what have you.

What Trump was most likely referring to was the Colt M4 carbine, a gun with a strong similarity to the AK-47.


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*First Published: Feb 1, 2019, 10:47 am CST