It looks as though Trump has been spending his Memorial Day weekend on Twitter, spouting his usual nonsensical garble. These days, what the president chooses to dredge up may be bizarre, but it isn’t all that shocking.
On Saturday night, Trump responded to a tweet about a murder investigation he called for into MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. On May 12, he suggested in a tweet that the news show host may have gotten away with the murder of a staffer in 2001.
A blow: to her head? Body found under his desk? Left Congress suddenly? Big topic of discussion in Florida…and, he’s a Nut Job (with bad ratings). Keep digging, use forensic geniuses! https://t.co/UxbS5gZecd
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2020
It looks as though the president is attacking the media once again to deflect from his poor handling of current affairs in the country right now. The economy is tanking due to the Covid-19 and Trump has no idea how to address the health crisis.
Here’s what Twitter had to say:
The 2001 story Trump was referring to was the death of former aide to Scarborough, Lori Klausutis who died at the age of 28 due to an apparent head injury. Scarborough represented Florida’s 1st congressional district.
According to The Washington Post, this isn’t an “unsolved mystery” as Trump suggested:
‘But Klausutis’s death is not an unsolved mystery: Authorities determined 16 years ago that she died after losing consciousness from an abnormal heart rhythm and collapsed, striking her head. She was discovered in Scarborough’s office in Fort Walton Beach, lying on her back with her head near a desk, according to a 2001 police report.’