President Donald Trump had a pretty active day on his Twitter account Wednesday. Not only did he retweeet three anti-Muslim videos from a far-right British group, at least one of which turned out to be fake news, he then proceeded to slam British Prime Minister Theresa May when she criticized him for doing so.
But that wasn't all. President Trump also seemed to accuse Morning Joe co-anchor Joe Scarborough of murder based on the “'unsolved mystery' that took place in Florida years ago.”
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
The "unsolved mystery" that President Trump seems to be referring to is the death of Lori Klausutis in 2001. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Scarborough staffer was found dead in the then-congressmen's office after suffering from an abnormal heart rhythm.
But despite the medical examiner determining that Klausutis had lost consciousness and fell, slamming her head on a desk, and police ruling out any foul play, the death has led to rampant speculation by conspiracy theorists.
Social media seemed shocked to see the president get on board with a conspiracy theory.
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
Donald Trump just accused Joe Scarborough of murder. Let that sink in.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) November 29, 2017
In a statement to New York magazine on Wednesday, Scarborough's co-host and fiancé, Mika Brzezinski, said "the president crossed another deeply disturbing line.”
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
And on the show Thursday morning, Brzezinski again slammed the president on behalf of Scarborough, who has vowed not to reply to Trump's tweets.
Though Scarborough did briefly break his Twitter silence to say that President Trump was "not well."
And just because Scarborough isn't replying to Trump doesn't mean he can't retweet other people...