Trump under fire for resurfacing 2001 death of Joe Scarborough intern

President Donald Trump is facing heat for a tweet on Wednesday that suggests “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough be fired and apparently resurfacing the case of Lori Klausutis, a former intern of the then-congressman who was found dead in his Florida office in 2001.

The president referred to the matter only obliquely as “the unsolved mystery that took place in Florida years ago” and appeared to imply, without citing any additional evidence, that there was foul play that might justify Scarborough’s termination at MSNBC.

The president suggestion that the matter has not been resolved contradicts contemporary reports of the incident.

“Preliminary finding’s from the medical examiner’s office showed no foul play or any outward indication of suicide,” the Sarasota Herald Tribune reported in July, 2001. Scarborough resigned from Congress shortly thereafter.

Online, the reaction was swift, as critics denounced Trump for using  Klausutis’ tragic death for a Twitter shot at Scarborough, a former Republican who was once a Trump ally but has grown increasingly critical since the former real estate mogul assumed the White House.

Scarborough took the first shot — followed by his brother.

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In 2001, an intern in then-congressman Joe Scarborough's Florida office was found dead. While findings from a medical examiner's office showed no signs of foul play, Trump took the opportunity on Wednesday to call out the incident ...
So now that Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of Phil Gri… https://t.co/6vWDKTgCQG
Looks like I picked a good day to stop responding to Trump's bizarre tweets. He is not well. https://t.co/XJhW5ZHNfs
Trump’s decision to obsess over Matt Lauer and Joe Scarborough instead of selling his tax cuts and repeating that G… https://t.co/IQFVOEHaRR
So far Donald Trump today... - Retweeted three videos from an alt-right site - Said to boycott CNN - Accused Joe S… https://t.co/Iz1ViVOdRZ
Things Trump could be talking about on Twitter: 1. Excellent GDP growth 2. NK firing an ICBM 3. Tax cuts Things Tr… https://t.co/mdfW8cth0p
Asked the White House if President Trump would sit down with me to discuss his allegations against Joe Scarborough.… https://t.co/wwwpEh6IdH
@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump just accused Joe Scarborough of murder. Let that sink in.
wait Trump brought up Scarborough's dead intern
Good lord, watching Trump's tweets this morning, one has to ask: Who is Mueller about to indict? https://t.co/RaC82fGS1i
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MSNBC has declined to comment on the matter. Inquiries to Joe Scarborough were not returned on Wednesday morning.

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