President Trump kicked off yet another new day in the ongoing coronavirus crisis by throwing insulting and incredibly hurtful conspiracy theories at his media enemies, once again taking aim at MSNBC’s conservative ex-Republican host Joe Scarborough.
For the fourth time in as many weeks, the president called for the opening of a “cold case” investigation into Morning Joe over the accidental death of an aide in his office while he was serving as one of Florida’s congressmen.
More bizarrely, the president claimed that he wasn’t the originator of the theory and that he would “always be thinking about” the crime when he was conducting his softball interviews with his former friends.
In typical Trump fashion, he included a crude dig at Scarborough’s wife and co-host Mika Brezinski by slamming her as his “wacky future ex-wife.”
….about whether or not Joe could have done such a horrible thing? Maybe or maybe not, but I find Joe to be a total Nut Job, and I knew him well, far better than most. So many unanswered & obvious questions, but I won’t bring them up now! Law enforcement eventually will?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020
After Joe Scarborough and his now-wife Mika Brezinski had a public falling out with their former friend Donald Trump after criticizing him on the air, Trump began to publicly suggest that there was foul play involved in the 2001 death of one of Scarborough’s aides while he was a Florida Congressman.
Medical examiners have concluded that 28-year-old Lori Klausutis died in Scarborough’s office after an abnormal heart rhythm caused her to lose consciousness and she tragically struck her head on a desk.
But Trump has clung to the story ever since and enjoys taunting Scarborough with the accusation.
He is once again repeating his demand that somebody, whether it be Comcast itself or the police, open a “cold case” into the matter, which is odd because media conglomerates usually do not conduct criminal investigations.
It’s not clear what prompted his latest outburst against the MSNBC host, but we can safely infer at this point that the President saw something critical of him on television.
The president can send out all the insulting conspiracy tweets he wants, but all they accomplish is digging him into a deeper hole as the coronavirus crisis grows around him. But it boggles the mind why Twitter would allow this man to continue to slinging these entirely baseless accusations against a public figure, especially when they evoke such painful memories for a family that grieves for their lost daughter to this day.