Trump Pushes Debunked Conspiracy Theory Suggesting MSNBC Anchor Joe Scarborough Was Involved In Murder Of Intern
Trump erupted on Twitter after Scarborough slammed his administration’s response to the coronavirus on his show.
The president insinuated in a tweet that Scarborough, a former member of the House of Representatives, was responsible for the accidental death of one of his former congressional intern Lori Klausutis, 28, in 2001. Klausutis had worked for the then-Congressman while he was a Republican representative for Florida’s 1st Congressional District. She was found dead in his Fort Walton district office.
When will they open a Cold Case on the Psycho Joe Scarborough matter in Florida. 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2020
Klausutis’ autopsy revealed that she had an undiagnosed heart condition, and a coroner concluded that she passed out and hit her head while she fell.
The coroner ruled that there was no evidence of foul play, and Scarborough was in Washington at the time of her death.
Trump previously has pushed the decades’ old conspiracy theory.
He tweeted last Monday that the “Concast,” the president’s nickname for Comcast owner of MSNBC, “should open up a long overdue Florida Cold Case against Psycho Joe Scarborough.”
“Concast” should open up a long overdue Florida Cold Case against Psycho Joe Scarborough. I know him and Crazy Mika well, used them beautifully in the last Election, dumped them nicely, and will state on the record that he is “nuts.” Besides, bad ratings! #OPENJOECOLDCASE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 4, 2020