President Trump has been on a roll with his Twitter feed. He was, of course, delighted to hear about NBC's firing of Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct, sending out a celebratory Tweet wondering when higher-ups at the network would meet a similar fate for publishing so much "fake news." Trump then re-tweeted three anti-Muslim videos from a far-right extremist hate group in England, which turned out to be fraudulent.
So now that Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of Phil Griffin? And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the “unsolved mystery” that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2017
Trump's tweet alluded to the 2001 death of Lori Klausutis, who was an intern for then-Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough. The medical examiner concluded that while in Scarborough's office, "Klausutis… lost consciousness because of an abnormal heart rhythm and fell, hitting her head on a desk. The head injury caused the death."
Donald Trump just accused Joe Scarborough of murder. Let that sink in.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) November 29, 2017
Asked the White House if President Trump would sit down with me to discuss his allegations against Joe Scarborough. "The President is not available for an interview," responds Hope Hicks.— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) November 29, 2017
Just now processing that falsely accusing Joe Scarborough of murder may have been one of the more responsible things that the President tweeted this morning— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) November 29, 2017
Trump’s decision to obsess over Matt Lauer and Joe Scarborough instead of selling his tax cuts and repeating that GDP growth in the last quarter was 3.3% is an interesting one.— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) November 29, 2017
If Trump gets Joe Scarborough put away for murder because his morning gabfest wasn't nice enough to him he will join the ranks of great American presidents— Will 🍂 Menaker (@willmenaker) November 29, 2017
Scarborough's co-host and fiancee, Mika Brzezinski, issued a response.
NBC has provided @NYMag with Mika Brzezinski's statement, on behalf of her and Joe Scarborough, in response to Donald Trump's tweet this morning regarding the congressional staffer who died in Scarborough's Florida office in 2001: https://t.co/ruZfDgjHhQ pic.twitter.com/9Bnjmufp0A— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) November 29, 2017