The Scarborough “Murder”

Originally posted on May 31, 2020

When Trump was running for President back in 2016 he often appeared on Scarborough’s “Morning Joe” show on MSNBC, where he found a friendly reception. That cooled as Trump assumed the Presidency and like any spurned lover, Trump has held a grudge ever since.

Back in 2001 when Scarborough was a Congressman from Florida, one of his assistants, Lori Klausutis, suddenly died from an unknown pre-existing medical condition in a branch office of his in Florida. Even though Scarborough was in DC at the time of her death a number of conspiracy mongers have spread rumors that he had “something” to do with it. Initially these rumors came from the political left (i.e. Markos Moulitsas, of Kos Daily fame) as Scarborough was a Republican.

As Scarborough and Trump became disenchanted with each other, Trump has adopted these rumors. The first tweet I could find on the topic was back in 2017.

Followed, by my count, by 8 more in May 2020. Here they are:

I would think that any non-loser would be spending more time on the coronavirus pandemic than on promulgating spurious (and defamatory) conspiracy theories. One has to wonder – exactly why is Trump even bothering with this? Will this somehow resonate with his base? Or is he simply incredibly vindictive?

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