Stone made the remark while speaking on the "the Mr. Mo'Kelly Show," a program on KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles and hosted by Morris W. O'Kelly. The comment came as the two engaged in a conversation about charges filed against Stone and whether his association with Trump had anything to do with the president's decision to commute his prison sentence.
"I do believe that certain people are treated differently in the federal justice system," O'Kelly said. "I do absolutely believe that. But I also believe that your friendship and relationship and history with Donald Trump weighed more heavily than him just wanting to make sure that justice was done by a person in the justice system, that you were treated so unfairly.
"Anyone who understands my disagreement with President Ronald Reagan over his failure to extend the voting rights act, my continued support for the Nixon administration policy of affirmative action, my 30 year opposition to the racist war on drugs and my continuing campaign for a pardon for the early civil rights leader Marcus Garvey who was railroaded by the FBI and my praise for President Trump's 2nd chance Act knows I despise racism!"
O'Kelly continued the interview with Stone, saying that he'd let "listeners decide" what they heard. After their conversation concluded, he said on the air that he let the interview continue to "to keep him talking for your benefit, as the audience, and my benefit to have that conversation," according to The New York Times.
Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison in February after being convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing a proceeding. His charges stemmed from former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Trump, who had repeatedly hinted at intervening in Stone's case, granted him clemency in early July. In a statement announcing the move, the White House claimed that Stone was the "victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency."