- Trump has accused Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough of being potentially involved in the death of a former aide.
- Mika Brzezinski who co-hosts the Joe Morning show with Scarborough has had some choice remarks for the president.
- Twitter has faced criticism for allowing the president’s public attacks on individuals and organizations to float.
The Wall Street Journal Editorial board has formally rebuked US President Donald Trump’s move to tarnish the image of MSNBC news anchor Joe Scarborough. This is by trying to reignite a conspiracy theory related to the death of an aide who worked for him. The move seems to be a retaliatory attack against Scarborough for his negative commentary about him.
The following is the contentious remark posted on social media by the president:
“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!”
Trump has accused Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough of being potentially involved in the death of Lori Klausutis, an aide who died in his office while he was in Congress. The president has said that her death was suspicious given the circumstances. An autopsy revealed that she most likely died from an untreated heart condition. Scarborough was not in the office at the time of her death.
Trump has dismissed the claim, stating that a young, healthy woman cannot just fall and die. Trump made the assertion via Twitter where he also included a link to True Pundit, which talks about the unsubstantiated claim.
Mika Brzezinski who co-hosts the Joe Morning show with Scarborough has had some choice remarks for the president. She has accused him of being a person with no empathy. “Donald, you’re a sick person. You’re really a cruel, sick, disgusting person,” Ms. Brzezinski added. “And you can keep tweeting about Joe, but you’re just hurting other people, and of course you’re just hurting yourself.”
Going by her statement, the president is only attacking her co-host because of factual statements he made about him. She has taken aim at his handling of the coronavirus crisis, and described it as lackluster at best. She also chided Twitter for allowing the president to bully others using the platform.
Twitter has faced criticism for allowing the president’s public attacks on individuals and organizations to float. The company has underlined that world leaders are exempted from sweeping censorship.
Trump is not new to pushing conspiracy theories. He regularly attempts to dig up dirt on his political opponents in order to take them down. The Ukraine case, which led to his impeachment, is just one among many incidences that highlight his affinity for this strategy. His tried to unearth controversial information on Joe Biden that could be used against him during the election season.
The president has had to skirt an alarming number of controversial cases himself during his time as president. They include sexual harassment scandals. Some of his close associates have had to pay the price for their dealings on his behalf.