Trump again puts forward conspiracy theory that Joe Scarborough killed assistant, MSNBC host calls ‘crazy job’
President Trump repeated his conspiracy theory on Saturday, suggesting that Morning Scar co-host Joe Scarborough is responsible for the deaths of a young woman who worked for him while in Congress.
“A blow to the head? Found a body under his desk? Suddenly leaving Congress? Trump tweeted on Saturday.
“Great talking point in Florida … and he’s a crazy job (with bad reviews).
“Keep digging, use forensic geniuses!”
President Trump (seen above on his golf course in Sterling, Virginia, on Saturday) reiterated a conspiracy theory accusing MSNBC host Joe Scarborough of murdering his former congressman in 2001
It is the fourth time this month that President has accused Scarborough of murdering 28-year-old Lori Klausutis.
Klausutis did an internship for Scarborough at his convention office in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Before hosting cable news, Scarborough was a member of the Republican House and represented Florida’s first congressional district.
She died in the office in 2001 after falling and banging her head. Doctors ruled that her death was an accident due to an undiagnosed heart rhythm disorder.
But a conspiracy theory that she had been romantically involved with Scarborough and that her death was not an accident has been repeatedly fueled and sparked by Trump in recent weeks.
Scarborough was out of the office at the time of Klausutis’ death and the The Washington Post gave the claim four Pinochios, the worst rating.
On Wednesday, Trump tweeted: “Guys like low-rated psycho Joe Scarborough are allowed to take to the streets? Open cold case! ‘
Trump compared Scarborough in comparison to his disgraceful long-term fixer Roger Stone.
Last Tuesday – although Trump often claims he doesn’t watch Morning Joe or MSNBC in general – it took Scarborough 20 minutes to attack him before launching a Twitter attack on Scarborough calling him a killer.
“When will they open a Cold Case on the Psycho Joe Scarborough Florida issue,” Trump wondered. “Did he get away with murder? Some people think so. Why did he leave Congress so quietly and quickly? Is not it clear? What happens now? A total crazy job! ‘
He had tweeted in similar terms a week earlier, prompting the broadcaster to suggest that he should “rest.”
Trump’s tweets about Scarborough angered his wife and co-host Mika Brzezinski, who tore the president on the air on Wednesday at the end of their show.
“Donald, you’re sick,” said Brzezinski. “You really are a cruel, sick, disgusting person.
“And you can keep tweeting about Joe, but you’re just hurting other people, and of course you’re hurting yourself.”
Brzezinski demanded that Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, take action and remove Trump from the platform.
“Twitter, you shouldn’t allow this and you should delete these tweets and you should be ashamed of yourself,” she said.
“You hear from me about this, because this is BS.”
Brzezinski also slammed Trump for repeating the conspiracy theory and reminding the Klausutis family of their lover’s death.
“To get this family through this, to get her husband through this, to do this, because you’re mad at Joe, because Joe got you again today,” said Brzezinski.
Because he speaks the truth, and he speaks clearly about your lack of interest, and empathy for others, and your lack of ability to deal with this massive human catastrophe, the fact that you made it worse and you did it every day worse. ‘
After Wednesday’s MSNBC broadcast, Brzezinski revealed on Twitter that she and Dorsey would have a conversation.
She tweeted she would call Dorsey and Sean Edgett, Twitter’s general counsel.
“I will contact the head of Twitter about their policies being violated by President Trump every day,” she wrote. In another she wrote: ‘. @ Twitter need to know why Trump is not banned? ‘
She later tweeted that Dorsey and the company’s business adviser would speak to her. Dorsey has never before publicly responded to calls to ban Trump from the platform.