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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MSNBC has declined to comment on the matter. Inquiries to Joe Scarborough were not returned on Wednesday morning.
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