President Donald Trump suggested Joe Scarborough, the host of the MSNBC’s Morning Joe, killed his intern in 2001.
In a tweet, Trump wrote, “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!”
The intern, Lori Klausutis, was found dead in his Florida district office. There is no proof that Scarborough had anything to do with it. Scarborough was a Florida Republican congressman.
Klausutis, 28, was found behind a desk by two people visiting the congressman’s district office in July of 2001. An autopsy report found that she had been feeling unwell, and heart problems caused her to fall on her desk and hit her head. The medical examiner did not find signs of foul play.
Following Trump’s tweet Wednesday morning, The Tampa Bay Times reiterated its 2001 report that said Scarborough had been cleared of any suspicion of wrongdoing.
Trump and Scarborough have been at each other since election 2016.
Scarborough, although a Republican, penned an op-ed for The Washington Post during the campaign calling for his party to dump Trump.