Trump uses Matt Lauer firing to resurface Joe Scarborough conspiracy theory

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After addressing NBC’s firing of Matt Lauer in the wake of a sexual misconduct allegation, President Donald Trump seized on the alternative to raise support a conspiracy theory circling MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.

“So now that Matt Lauer is long past when will the Unsuitable News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of [MSNBC President] Phil Griffin?” Trump tweeted. “And can they cease low ratings Joe Scarborough in step with the ‘unsolved thriller’ that took residing in Florida years in the past? Study!”

That “unsolved thriller” he’s referring to is the death of Lori Klausutis, a earlier intern for Scarborough when he changed into once a Florida Congressman. Her physique changed into once came upon lying in the support of a desk in his district residing of work in 2001. Whereas a clinical examiner stated Klausutis suffered an irregular coronary heart rhythm and died from a head injury sustained when she fell, some personal urged Scarborough killed her — despite the lack of evidence to suggest so.

On Tuesday, Scarborough decided that his tweets about Trump needs to be about “policy and no longer persona.” He earlier mocked the president for tweeting about his expose the overall time, and these two tweets personal since been deleted.

Per Trump’s most contemporary address of the conspiracy theory, the MSNBC anchor wrote, “Appears to be like to be fancy I picked an precise day to cease responding to Trump’s odd tweets. He is no longer well.”

Trump and Scarborough personal been locked in an on-going feud, with POTUS in general calling his Morning Joe program and network home to be fraudulent knowledge.

Staunch the alternative day, Scarborough acknowledged all the blueprint through a section with TIME contributor Elise Jordan, “Most of my pals now, when I name and check them, it’s more fancy, ‘I’m inserting up with him. He’s no longer Hillary Clinton. He obtained us an precise Supreme Court docket justice. But God, he particular does plenty of dumb things in his tweets, and he’s accurate — the fellow drives me loopy.’ So, they’re in fact getting drained of Donald Trump’s chaos and nonsense.”

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