Donald Trump doubled down on his attack on MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday morning during an interview with Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade.
Appearing on Fox News Radio, Trump was asked by Kilmeade why he continues to push the conspiracy theory about Scarborough as the nation faces a time of recessions, pandemics and civil unrest.
“I just do it, I hit back,” the president explained. “I always felt Scarborough got away with murder. That’s not an uncommon story, so we don’t have to spend a lot of time on it, but I always felt that.”
Trump has been pushing for the police to reopen an investigation into the death of Lori Klausutis, a former staffer at Scarborough’s congressional office who died in 2001.
An AP fact check of Trump’s claims shows a coroner’s report found that Klausutis, who suffered from an undiagnosed heart condition, fainted and fatally hit her head while working in Scarborough’s Florida office. The fact check also noted that Scarborough was in Washington, D.C. at the time of Klausutis’s death.
Klausutis husband has urged Trump to stop with the conspiracies and respect his wife. But Trump continues to push a lie as the nation is desperate for an actual leader – not a coward.