Trump again brings up conspiracy theory that Joe Scarborough killed his aide and labels the Morning Joe host a ‘nut job’ and demands investigators ‘use forensics geniuses’
President Trump on Saturday repeated his conspiracy theory hinting that Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough is responsible for the death of a young woman who worked for him when he was in Congress.
‘A blow to her head? Body found under his desk? Left Congress suddenly?’ Trump tweeted on Saturday.
‘Big topic of discussion in Florida…and, he’s a Nut Job (with bad ratings).
‘Keep digging, use forensic geniuses!’
President Trump (seen above at his golf course in Sterling, Virginia, on Saturday) repeated a conspiracy theory accusing MSNBC host Joe Scarborough of killing his former congressional aide in 2001
It is the fourth time this month that the president has accused Scarborough of killing 28-year-old Lori Klausutis.
Klausutis interned for Scarborough at his congressional office in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Before becoming a cable news host, Scarborough was a Republican House member who represented Florida’s 1st congressional district.
She died in 2001 at the office after falling and hitting her head. Doctors ruled her death an accident as a result of an undiagnosed heart arrhythmia.
But a conspiracy theory that she had been romantically involved with Scarborough and that her death was not an accident has swirled and been fanned repeatedly in recent weeks by Trump.
Scarborough was not at the office at the time of Klausutis’ death and the The Washington Post gave the claim four Pinochios, its worst rating.
Last Tuesday – even though Trump often asserts that he doesn’t watch Morning Joe, or MSNBC in general – it took only 20 minutes from Scarborough attacking him for him to launched a Twitter assault against Scarborough, calling him a murderer.
‘When will they open a Cold Case on the Psycho Joe Scarborough matter in Florida,’ Trump questioned. ‘Did he get away with murder? Some people think so. Why did he leave Congress so quietly and quickly? Isn’t it obvious? What’s happening now? A total nut job!’
He had tweeted in similar terms a week earlier, prompting the broadcaster to suggest he needed to ‘take a rest.’
Trump’s tweets about Scarborough angered his wife and on-air co-host, Mika Brzezinski, who tore into the president on the air at the end of their show on Wednesday.
‘Donald, you’re a sick person,’ Brzezinski said. ‘You’re really a cruel, sick, disgusting person.
‘And you can keep tweeting about Joe, but you’re just hurting other people, and of course you’re just hurting yourself.’
Brzezinski demanded that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey take action and remove Trump from the platform.
‘Twitter, you shouldn’t be allowing this, and you should be taking these tweets down, and you should be ashamed of yourself,’ she said.
‘You’ll be hearing from me, on this, because this is BS.’