Roger Stone is a fan of Jim Cramer. Elizabeth Warren? Not so much.
The embattled political operative spoke to TheStreet despite the consideration of a gag order on the man who was indicted last month on seven charges including obstruction, making false statements, and witness tampering.
In an exclusive interview with TheStreet, Stone dished on a host of topics including former President Richard Nixon, the trade war between Washington and Beijing, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, and, of course, Stone's recent indictment by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller.
On Warren, Stone was notably skeptical on her chances.
"First of all, I don't understand an Ivy League professor that says 'I'm gonna get me a beer'," he joked. "What Ivy League educated individual speaks like that?"
Stone speculated that Warren was simply looking to appear in touch with everyday voters.
"She's an Ivy League stiff," he jabbed. "I don't think she has much of a prospect to be elected president. She is far too elitist in her views."
Stone did offer some positive comments on Warren, citing commonality on the idea of regulating the banking industry.
"Her opposition to the big banks, in all honesty, I kind of like that," he said. "But she abandoned that position to support Hillary Clinton's bank bill."
Stone's accusation of flip flopping has its roots in the former first lady's support of a bankruptcy overhaul in 1998. Clinton would eventually support the motion in 2001, despite meetings with Warren.
Senator Warren, then a Harvard professor, wrote an impassioned Op-Ed for the New York Times against the legislation and met with Senator Clinton prior to her vote, but was apparently unable to convince the New York Senator to vote "Nay."
It is worth noting that Warren also supported and campaigned for Clinton in the 2016 election despite Clinton's rejection of calls to reinstate the Glass Steagall act, a 1933 piece of legislation that separated commercial banking and securities activities, making it illegal to operate in both banking activities at the same institution.
"Secretary Clinton is right to fight back against Republicans trying to sneak Wall Street giveaways into the must-pass government funding bill," Ms. Warren, wrote on Facebook after Mrs. Clinton published an Op-Ed outlining her tempered Wall Street regulation proposals in 2015.
Senator Warren's office has not responded to requests for comment.
Stone clarified that speculation on market impact has been faulty in the past as well, possibly assuaging some fears about what impact Warren could have on Wall Street.
He pointed to Trump as a prime example as economists like Paul Krugman warned of a global recession shortly after his 2016 election victory.
"I think the markets were supposed to crash when Donald Trump was elected," he commented. "That hasn't happened. The market has reached record levels because Trump is open for business."
Stone pointed to cuts in regulation as well as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as key motivators of the market's largely positive performance under the Trump presidency.
While Stone made clear he is not a fan of Warren's more regulation and tax heavy plans, he extolled the fallibility of politicized market forecasting.
In the end, Stone was not fond of many figures in the financial and political world, but he did note his support for one famous market commentator.
"I'm a giant fan of Jim Cramer. Giant," he said. "Never miss him."
Hear the full interview audio with Stone offering his outlook on the political, economic, and financial landscape in 2019.
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