But the latest conspiracy Trump has promoted is a real corker: that MSNBC broadcaster Joe Scarborough killed an intern.
Before his career as a journalist, Scarborough was a Republican congressman, serving four terms as part of the party. As a host on MSNBC he has become an outspoken critic of Trump – which is how the president latched onto this particular conspiracy, regarding the tragic death of one of Scarborough’s aides in 2001.
Klausutis was 28 when she died in July 2001, in Scarborough’s Florida office, where she worked as a constituent services coordinator.
An autopsy found she had an undiagnosed heart condition, causing her to faint and hit her head. A
s a result of her fall were deemed to be the cause of Klausutis’ death.
But Trump has sent out a series of tweets implying that Scarborough was somehow involved.
On Sunday, Trump wrote:
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!
reports, Scarborough had resigned from Congress a month
Klausutis’ death and was in Washington when she died.
Her injuries also weren’t consistent with a blow inflicted by a person.
But that hasn’t stopped Trump peddling the conspiracy theory, which he first mentioned in
The Washington Post
, Klausutis’ family are too worried about attracting trolls to comment but her brother-in-law told a reporter:
There’s a lot we would love to say, but we can’t.
At the time of her death Klausutis’ husband
praised the coroner for his
“thoroughness and attention to detail”, saying:
He did a wonderful job in finding the right answers without rushing to make a quick diagnosis.
Although Scarborough did not respond to Trump’s latest tweet, he has previously debunked the conspiracy theory to