Trump’s Cyber-Harassment Victim Publicly Exposes Him As A Ghoul


President Donald Trump has debased the office of the president yet again throughout recent days with his repeated promotion of the conspiracy theory that former Florida Congressman Joe Scarborough had something nefarious to do with the death of a staffer in his then-Congressional office in the early 2000s. There is not a shred of evidence supporting the president’s conspiracies, but he’s run with them anyway in an apparent attempt to drag Scarborough’s name through the mud. Now, the late staffer’s widower has written to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, pleading with him to remove the president’s rants about his late wife from the platform.

Timothy Klausutis, who lost his wife Lori to an accident stemming from a heart condition while she worked in Scarborough’s office, wrote, in part:

‘President Trump on Tuesday tweeted to his nearly 80 million followers alluding to the repeatedly debunked falsehood that my wife was murdered by her boss, former U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough… My request is simple: please delete these tweets… I am now angry as well as frustrated and grieved… the President of the United States has taken something that does not belong to him – the memory of my dead wife – and perverted it for perceived political gain… My wife deserves better.’

Twitter issued a very non-committal response on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the company said that they are “deeply sorry about the pain these statements, and the attention they are drawing, are causing the family,” adding that the company has been “working to expand existing product features and policies so we can more effectively address things like this going forward.” Nowhere in the statement is there even any semblance of a specific plan from the company for dealing with the president’s inane belligerence, although they did note that they “hope to have those changes in place shortly.”

Meanwhile, Trump is continuing to spread his lunacy, which now includes the de facto targeting of a widower who he’s forcing to retread the death of his wife. Trump tweeted after the emergence of the widower’s letter that there are “So many unanswered & obvious questions, but I won’t bring them up now,” adding, “Law enforcement eventually will?” There is no factual basis for any of this.