Roger Stone speaks at Seed to Table in Collier County

As longtime friend of President Donald Trump visited Southwest Florida this week.

Roger Stone spoke at Seed to Table Market in Collier County during a book signing Wednesday.

The president granted Stone clemency last month after he was convicted of lying to Congress and was supposed to spend three years in prison.

The whole parking lot was full during the evening, as many people visited to hear Stone speak and get books signed. He told us Trump is his friend, and that’s why he is here. He wants to help him get reelected in November. He says Southwest Florida is especially important to the president’s campaign.

“Florida is a swing state. It will be very close, as it always is, and Southwestern Florida is particularly important,” Stone told WINK News. “The President has to do as well or better than he did in this area four years ago … The people I’m talking to today are Trump supporters; they’re not necessarily Republicans, and they are vitally important to the president’s reelection.”

Stone attracted a big crowd, many of them not wearing masks.

He said he was glad it was a peaceful gathering, and no protesters or commotion was brought to the event. He said everyone has a right to their own opinion.

Not everyone who walked into Seed to Table was happy to see the political gathering taking place at the grocery store while they were trying to shop.

Stone said it was nice to have the gathering in a place like Seed To Table, where owner Alfie Oakes took a political stand multiple times this year.

Reporter:Taylor Smith
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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