Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump, pushed back against Twitter on Saturday after the social media site suspended his account for slamming CNN primetime host Don Lemon.
Stone, a self-proclaimed political provocateur, unleashed on Lemon for his reporting on the Uranium One investigation, attacking the CNN host's credibility and reporting style. Stone's tweets became personal when he said that Lemon is "dumber than dog shit" and accused him of "lying constantly."
CNN political commentator Keith Boykin took a screenshot of Stone's tweets, which are no longer accessible until his account is reinstated, and tweeted from his account Saturday morning.
"I wonder if these angry, racist Roger Stone tweets violate the @Twitter terms of service agreement," Boykin wrote.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 28, 2017
Stone responded to his suspension from Twitter by threatening to file a lawsuit against the social media site for infringing on his First Amendment rights, Politico reported.
"This is a strange way to do business and part and parcel of the systematic effort by the tech left to censor and silence conservative voices," Stone said Sunday in an email to Politico.
Stone said that he decided to bring a lawsuit against Twitter after communicating with "prominent telecommunication attorneys."
Stone also told Politico that he, his family, and even his dog have received death threats on Twitter.
"I have been inundated on Twitter with death threats, threats to kill my wife, my family, my children, and even my dogs yet Twitter seems unconcerned with these bloggers," Stone wrote.
While Stone's main verified account is still suspended, he now appears to be using the Twitter account of his documentary, Get Me Roger Stone, to push back against critics.
"I get vicious death threats EVERY DAY on twitter, and they do nothing. Do NOT get in my face when I call a cunt a cunt [sic]," Stone tweeted.
I get vicious death threats EVERY DAY on twitter, and they do nothing. Do NOT get in my face when I call a cunt a cunt.
— Get Me Roger Stone (@STONEFLIK) October 28, 2017
He also tweeted a screenshot of several tweets from former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann that are laced with profanity aimed at Trump.
Just sayin' pic.twitter.com/svAJUVLTRG
— Get Me Roger Stone (@STONEFLIK) October 29, 2017
Stone could face a permanent suspension from Twitter based on the the social media platform's guidelines.