Trump Hypes Conspiracy Claim About Joe Scarborough

The Tampa Bay Times reports:

President Donald Trump seized on NBC’s firing of Matt Lauer and took a shot at Joe Scarborough by implying the former Florida Congressman may have something to do with the death of a woman in his district office in 2001. A 28-year-old woman, Lori Klausutis, of Niceville, was found on the floor behind a desk in the office. But police said there was no signs of foul play or outward indication of suicide.

We reported at the time: Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Berkland has said Klausutis, 28, of Niceville, lost consciousness because of an abnormal heart rhythm and fell, hitting her head on a desk. The head injury caused the death, Berkland said. But the death has been the source of whispers and conspiracy theories over the years as Scarborough emerged as a television personality.

  • Tawreos

    He is remarkable in his ability to find a way to go lower every single fucking day.

    • Lakeview Bob

      And yet his supporters still back him. They are lower than him.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        There would be no him, without them.

        • Rocco

          Ain’t it the truth! I was disgusted by their behavior.

      • DreadPikathulhu

        His supporters don’t care as long and as he’s attacking people outside of their bubble they never will. They’ve spend three decades being primed for this by GOP talk radio, the Drudge Report, and Fox News.

    • james1200

      How about the press start talking about other conspiracy theories, like how POTUS raped a 13 year old child? Wait, it’s not a conspiracy theory, it’s true!

      https://www.snopes.com/2016/06/23/donald-trump-rape-lawsuit/

      • The_Wretched

        I’m still annoyed that case didn’t get wider coverage. It’s sort of a BFD.

    • DreadPikathulhu

      There is no rock bottom, only a bottomless pit that is taking us straight to Dante’s Hell.

      • fahvel

        no self respecting Italian would allow that. The hell your pres is dragging you all into makes Dante’s place look like club med.

    • carrot festival

      Holler when he’s goes six feet under. Then I’ll pay attention again.

    • Todd20036

      Thanks. I’ve been practicing…

      I can get down to the base in fact.

      • Rambie

        I’m surprised you’re so versatile. 😉

  • Strepsi

    Literally not a day goes by that I don’t open the news and accidentally say out loud, “What a fucking asshole!”

    The President of the United States, a total fucking asshole. Every fucking day.

    • Guess

      * not an hour

    • Stogiebear

      The Oracle at Delphi retreats from your presence in awe and wonder!

      • fahvel

        a far right worshiper of Kali might help.

    • Todd20036

      I ask people if they’d feel comfortable leaving their children alone with Trump.

      I never get a positive answer.

      And no, it’s not a democratic/republican thing either.

      W could be trusted near children, as could his father.

      Not Trump

    • Steverino

      He gives fucking assholes a bad name.

    • Scott MB

      Oh come on its not really “accidental” is it? Tell the truth, we all know tRUMP is a total shitbag dotard fucktwit. Opps my bad, that was an accident, must have fat fingered some stuff.

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]
    • Strepsi

      even if it’s true – and it probably is – I have never in almost 50 years on this planet seen the leader of a country call individual citizens murderers or use racist slurs against them. Or slander about the media. Trump and the GOP have permanently damaged the U.S. government, and democracy.

      • Thorn Spike

        We’ve seen this behavior plenty—from tin-pot dictators in third-world banana republics. And from the Soviet Union.

        • Strepsi

          Actually that’s true — the bar could hardly be set lower, I guessTrump is still slightly better than Idi Amin…. rather like the U.S. refusing to sign UN agreements: “well we’re still better than Yemen!”

  • Tatonka

    I hate what he is doing to our country more than I can express.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Which is APPOINTING FEDERAL JUDGES FOR LIFE. All the rest is Trump’s usual bullshit.

      • FAEN

        Can we come back from this?

        • Tatonka

          Not in our lifetimes.

      • fahvel

        don’t be so damn selfish – he/it is doing this on a global scale.

  • Scout

    Doesn’t Trump have ANYTHING to do besides sit around like a retired grandpa and gossip about celebrities?

    • Stogiebear

      Besides grabbing pussies?

    • Mike__in_Houston

      If you listen (closely) to the choruses, you can hear a presumably retired grandpa in the background singing “grumble, grumble, grumble”…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07aeRV7dTzg

  • bkmn

    I know what Mueller is doing takes time but I don’t think we have much longer before he completely loses it.

    • Natty Enquirer
    • kanehau

      That may be the plan… turn up the heat until he melts down.

      • William

        A Trump meltdown won’t be pretty.

        • FAEN

          All that orange pus.

          • Mike__in_Houston

            And melted lard…

          • Tatonka

            And craft fur.

        • Michael White

          It leaves us with Pence which is
          More dangerous for the nation

          • The_Wretched

            Trump is a clear and present danger. It’s better to roll the dice than stick with the horror we know. AND as odious as Pence is, he was about to lose the IN gov. race. He has the religious sector’s support but lacks Trump’s ability to rally the rest of the alt-right.

          • clay

            Their fear of the majority might be enough to rally the rest of the alt-right.

        • David Walker

          Perhaps, William, but like some of my baking creations, it WILL be delicious.

  • shellback
  • gaycuckhubby

    Fuck him and his conspiracy theories. I hate this period in our country so much. We have gone completely off the rails and can’t seem to hold our president accountable for anything.

    But this is his wheelhouse, this is where he thrives attacking the media

  • Taylor Bixler

    Fuck you George Scarborough. We are not interested in your whining now. Especially when your timeline is filled with retweets of bovine excrement that you apparently have deemed a-ok as “news”.

    • SFBruce

      As much as I agree with you about George, unless and until Donnie’s supporters start to realize what a huge mistake they made, and withdraw support, Donnie is going nowhere. As hard as it is to swallow, 35% of the population has the country by the balls.

    • romanhans

      We just keep turning over rocks and uncovering more slime (sadly distracting up from the giant orange fungus). Today Matt Lauer and George “No problem when Trump attacks gays, Hispanics. Muslims and the poor, but don’t criticize my brother!” Scarborough.

  • Rex

    Trump should be that last person encouraging investigations considering his sordid past.

  • Mark McGovern

    In the meantime, who the fuck is running the country? This president is going to bring this country to a dangerous boiling point very soon.

    • clay

      Welcome to the new, leaner, executive branch.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Man, Twittler’s in a mood today.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    You fucking lunatic.
    You truly are the biggest loser of the entire planet.
    Enjoy!!

  • Rex

    Trump has no time to watch TV or golf but apparently plenty of time to waste on Twitter. What the hell does he actually do other than stir up shit.

    • Gustav2

      Now, now, he also does photo ops and presentations where he insults the honorees.

    • clay

      His packed schedule for today:

      “President Trump will travel to Missouri [2.5 hour flight] where he will deliver remarks [of less than 1 hour] on the pressing need for tax reform to stimulate the growth and prosperity of small businesses.” [Tax cuts will stimulate the financial growth of small businesses, but have no measurable effect on jobs or wages. They will result in higher earnings for owners and stock holders, most of which will be hoarded for retirement, rather than re-invested or fed into the consumer sector. They will result in more money in the system, so less need for low interest rates, jacking up all interest rates, including on home mortgages, that will no longer be a tax deduction for workers.]

      “St. Charles is a town of about 70,000 on the banks [no, only the northwestern bank] of the Missouri River. One of the oldest cities in the state, it’s the perfect place for President Trump to escape the Washington echo chamber and listen to the concerns of [talk at] working Americans first-hand.”

      • Duh-David

        listen to the concerns of [talk at] bathe in the adulation of hand-picked working Americans supporters.

  • ChrisMorley

    OT

    Royal Redhead Wedding Update

    Prince Harry’s bride will need to sit a British citizenship test before the wedding – which is kinda awkward when the questions are about the future in-laws

    In 2016, as part of the promotional efforts for her show ‘Suits’, she was filmed taking a quiz about Britishness by the television channel Dave.

    She was asked whether Hoptimus Prime or Fursty Ferret were genuine names of real ales, or whether Sandy Balls or Crotch Crescent were real British place names. (They all are. Of course.)
    https://youtu.be/trFWwBjdQFM

    The actual British Citizenship Test is a back-to-school history nightmare.
    You have a go.
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/29/meghan-markle-royal-family-questions-british-citizenship-test

    • Gustav2

      I only missed the year Victoria ascended the throne.

      BTW: One in three native-born citizens fail the civics portion of the naturalization test, in stark contrast to the 97.5% pass rate among immigrants applying for citizenship.

      http://www.citizenship-aei.org/2012/04/americans-failing-citizenship-test-again/#.Wh7UrUqnGUk

      • William

        *curtsy*

      • Ernest Endevor

        I had one question at mine and I got it wrong. The nice immigration officer corrected me. “Ta,” I said, “you’re such a poppet.”

      • Reality.Bites

        To be fair you were little more than a child at the time.

        • Gustav2

          But Mummy was there.

    • Ernest Endevor

      Does she know about saying ‘Darling’? And how anything bad is ‘ghastly’? And that any person of whom one disapproves is a ‘funny little man’?

      An Englishwoman describing Hitler, whose name she has momentarily misplaced, “Oh darling, you know, that ghastly little man!”

      Next up in essential English facts: Whom does one call when a guest at one’s dinner party has a heart attack and falls face first into the summer pudding?

      • Gustav2

        999

        • Ernest Endevor

          Good God, no! One is not an animal.

          • Gustav2

            You didn’t say the guest was a friend.

          • Ernest Endevor

            Doesn’t matter about the guest. He’s dead. No, one calls Harrods and they’ll send round a divine man to attend to the unpleasantness and remove any trace of squalor.

            (A friend of the hubby’s actually did do this. When asked why she replied “Who else would I call?”)

  • Gustav2

    Hey George Scarborough! You get what you paid for…

    • Gerry Fisher

      “He used to be *our* sociopath! What happened?!!”

    • KarenAtFOH

      Enjoy your trump, extra crispy.

  • Mike C

    He’s extra crispy unhinged this week, isn’t he….Something is definitely up.

  • GayOldLady

    For those who don’t see it, Trump is a man on the brink. Lashing out at anyone and everyone whose approval he craves and cannot get. His world is falling out from under him and he knows what’s coming, he just doesn’t know when. Mueller’s bombs have already been deployed, waiting for the first strike and Trump is going loony in anticipation of The End.

    • sadoldguy

      On an intellectual level I agree with you.
      But on an emotional level, I fear that trump will find some way to squirm out of any culpability. He has managed to get this far in life, yes with less scrutiny, without being held to any significant accountability. Every time he gets away with one of these stunts it just emboldens him go further.

      • GayOldLady

        He’s definitely never suffered any real consequences of his behavior. He’s always had high powered lawyers and daddy’s money to save him from himself, but not this time.

      • Michael White

        He has the Grand Old Pedo party behind him. Our options are few. I hope next November we can take back 2 of the three branches. The damage being done to the courts is immeasurable and will damage us for decades. If we don’t take back our country starting at local elections this nation is doomed. I am 66 and have studied European History for fun for years and we are sliding into fascism. Our media does not help by jumping on each and every distraction not focusing on the real damage being done

  • Scout
  • Jonathan Smith
  • Leo

    OT. Tax bill apparently(?) repeals the Johnson Amendment. So…yeah.
    https://twitter.com/StevenReyCristo/status/934857509017305088

    • Jonathan Smith

      “The Johnson Amendment is a provision in the U.S. tax code, since 1954, that prohibits all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates.”
      because OF course it does.

      • evan_or

        Which is why the Trump 2020 campaign is in full swing – the intent is that leftist do-gooder organizations cannot speak against him.

      • Steverino

        Those in favor of repealing the Johnson Amendment are basically saying: “May God have Mercer on your souls.”

    • Scout

      🙁

    • Gustav2

      Well, he is a Lutheran.

    • yep. I saw that.
      Fuck this country.

    • The_Wretched

      Fine, tax the churches just as the same as every other non-profit and require the same kinds of financial disclosures.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Might as well. The IRS does not dare enforce it against any church.

      • The_Wretched

        The IRS is under a consent decree to enforce the act and still they don’t. Congress also played some shenanigans within the last 10 years where they localized all Johnson Act claims to one named office and then didn’t seat anyone in that office.

        • Natty Enquirer

          It’s cheaper to pay settlements and fines than to risk the wrath of religious voters. Many laws die on the altar of administrative nonfeasance.

    • Steverino

      Actually, it will make us more like Russia…

      • AmeriCanadian

        Well…isn’t that the end goal?

  • Lakeview Bob

    Why can’t the GOP see how fucking sick this man is? This isn’t just about the Furor but also about his supporters.

    • They don’t care — while everyone’s focused on the circus, they get to ram through their agenda (as in the heinous tax bill that’s being rushed through right now with no hearings and no analyses).

    • -M-

      The Republicans don’t care about anything but pimping everyone else out to their sponsors.

    • charemor

      It is not just the GOP. I live in Illinois where we have two Democratic senators. I wrote to both of them that he should be removed from office. One never responded and the other said that it was not appropriate.

      • Lakeview Bob

        I know Dick Durbin and Nancy Pelosi say it is not appropriate. I use to own a condo in the same building in Chicago with him. I wish I was still there so that I could jump on him in the elevator.

  • Gene Perry
  • Scout
  • Ray Page

    Dear Donny, delete your life.

  • JT

    This evil, lying sack of fascist shit needs to be removed immediately.

  • Gigi

    The closer Mueller gets to 45, the more he lashes out. He’s been lashing out a lot lately, which makes me think there’s some very big Trump bombshells on the horizon. Hopefully he and his entire family, including Kushner, will go to prison.

    • The_Wretched

      I’d like to think that but the mere facts of his dementia and the general stress of the job is enough to explain his on-going offensiveness and rampant stupidity.

      • charemor

        He and his family will probably declare that he is insane.

  • another_steve

    Ohmigod will this thuggery never end?

    Boy is embarrassing an entire nation.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Honey, he past embarrassing a long time ago…now it’s just full on humiliation and degradation.

  • Marides48

    People who live in glass (white) house should not throw stones!
    It’s good that tRump has small feet or he’d have choked on his foot years ago.

  • Reality.Bites

    OT: Trudeau appoints new Supreme Court Justice.

    There’d been speculation he’d appoint the first indigenous Justice, but not this time (there are regional traditions involving appointment of Justices, with 3 each from Ontario and Quebec, one from the Atlantic and two from the west.

    Here’s her bio. Her appointment means the new Chief Justice will come from the existing court members

    Ottawa, Ontario

    November 29, 2017

    Born and raised in Montréal, Justice Sheilah L. Martin was trained in both civil law and common law before moving to Alberta where her career as an educator, lawyer, and judge has been driven by a commitment to fairness and equal justice for all.

    Justice Martin earned a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Bachelor of Common Law from McGill University in 1981. She then received a Master of Laws from the University of Alberta in 1983 and a Doctorate of Juridical Science from the University of Toronto in 1991. She was called to the Alberta Bar in 1989.

    Justice Martin worked as a researcher and law professor at the University of Calgary from 1982 to 1986. In the 1980s, she also taught in the common law and civil law exchange program organized by the federal Department of Justice, and was a visiting professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. From 1991 to 1996, she was Acting Dean and then Dean of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law. Justice Martin taught courses ranging from commercial transactions and feminist legal theory to advanced constitutional law.

    From 1996 to 2005, Justice Martin practiced criminal and constitutional litigation in Calgary. Her practice was wide-ranging and addressed issues of deep significance to Canadian society. She acted pro bono for the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund and the Alberta Association of Sexual Assault Centres in cases before the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2000, she drew on her expertise in the area of compensation for the wrongfully convicted as an expert witness in the Thomas Sophonow Inquiry. At the invitation of National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Phil Fontaine, she joined the team tasked with finding a new approach to redress the harms caused by the forced attendance of Indigenous children at residential schools. Her work alongside many others contributed to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

    Justice Martin was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench for Alberta in 2005. In 2016, she was appointed to the Courts of Appeal of Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. She has also served as a Deputy Judge for the Supreme Court of Yukon since 2009. Justice Martin’s commitment to teaching and education has carried over into her career on the bench. She serves on the Canadian Judicial Council’s Education Committee and has worked with a variety of organizations on judicial education programming.

  • Scout
    • Gustav2

      Not fair, everyone in “nice” DC neighborhoods lives near or next door to a Russian spy. Case in point: The Obamas are in the same neighborhood where the Kushners are renting.

      • JAX

        To be fair, we don’t have many uber expensive neighborhoods in DC.

        • Ningsisa

          I thought ALL of DC was one uber expensive neighborhood.

    • The_Wretched

      How is KellyAnne paid and how can she afford something like that? This is a bit of a national security question given her role with the Trump admin.

      • clay

        She didn’t give up her income from the Mercers.

      • JAX

        She has money.
        She ran her own polling company, and her husband was a partner at a prominent law firm focusing on M&A.

  • Leo

    If this Johnson amendment repeal passes I’m getting into a lengthy argument with my Dad again as to why I stopped attending even our UCC church over 6 years ago. I realize the meekness of the religious left is part of the problem but it’s all I think about when I approach any denomination anymore. It’s why millennials are all leaving organized religion in droves, including Trump country.

    • another_steve

      Mainstream institutional religion will have to evolve in order to survive. The demographics require it. My husband (a practicing Catholic) recently told me what the average age of a parish priest in America is today. I forget the exact number, but it’s amazing.

      Young people will not join churches, synagogues, mosques and temples unless those places stop the bullshit and become all-embracing.

      If those religious institutions don’t evolve, they’ll eventually go extinct.

      • Tread

        Good. They deserve to go extinct.

        • Ross

          Amen.

    • coram nobis

      There’s a new wrinkle in the repeal bill: it seems it won’t just permit churches to endorse but will allow all 501(c)(3) organizations to engage in electioneering.

      http://religionnews.com/2017/11/28/killing-the-johnson-amendment-is-about-lots-more-than-religion/

      “Religious freedom” may have been a useful gimmick for something more monstrous. Sort of like Jesus entering Jerusalem on a Trojan horse.

  • Scout
    • justme

      Clint Eastwood had One chair…
      Donnie has 2..
      Eastwood’s rants were more sane ..

  • Nick in Pasadena

    So glad he’s focusing on this important issue rather than wasting his time on national security or policies that actually help people. What a turd.

  • Scout
  • ColdCountry

    There’s gotta be something coming. I’ve never seen so many squirrels.

    • clay

      Winter is coming, got to get the squirrels out before they start hibernation.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Gotta get a lot of nuts first.
        Bountiful, this year.

      • coram nobis

        We’ve had a good crop of acorns this year out here, no joke, and the grey and red squirrels have been busy storing them in the ground. Maybe that’s how we’ll get our oak woodlands reforested.

  • Ninja0980

    Wonder if Joe regrets being a key part of the 94 Republican Revolution which laid the groundwork for Trump yet?

    • Gustav2

      HA!

    • clay

      Considering the words between him and Gingrich, maybe.
      Considering his “personal” tweets about Trump, maybe he thinks the problem was only one of personalities.

    • The_Wretched

      Joe Scarb. lacks the capacity for that degree of self reflection.

  • boobert

    People need to learn the moron will turn on you in a NY minute !

    • AmeriCanadian

      People need to learn he’s fucking INSANE!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Mikey

      I actually find that terrifying, it puts Trump in a whole new perspective.

  • Kevin Perez

    I almost feel sorry for someone here. Sadly, it’s Mika and even more sadly, I don’t.

  • Jerry Kott

    T45 knows he is going down and he wants to create as much distraction/chaos as possible. He is going to try to take as many with him.

  • jayjonson

    Trump has “crossed a line” with Scarborough’s stupid brother. Typical Republican. They don’t give a shit about decency until it involves themselves or their relatives.

  • UrsusArctos 🐻

    Something, something, “He that lieth down with rabid dogs…”.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • ClevelandJim

    Unfit. For. Office.

  • I think Trump should start drinking or develop a drug habit because it should help him with his dementia and pettiness..

    • David Walker

      I’ve heard its brother is/was an alcoholic, which is why it doesn’t drink. However, there is anecdotal evidence that the fucking moron is into coke. If conjecture and conspiracy are good enough for its base, when applying it, I’m good with it, too. *sniff* *rub nose*

    • coram nobis

      Dick Nixon was a drunk, but it didn’t seem to help.

  • Ben in Oakland

    George Scarborough says trump will lose his support for attacking his brother….

    But not for anything else.

  • -M-
    • David Walker

      Out-fucking-standing!

  • ColoMtnWoman

    Every day I think this narcissistic sociopathic sick-fuck can’t go any lower, he proves me wrong. But the neo-fascist, low-intelligence voters got what they paid for, and I hope they are enjoying it.

    • David Walker

      Unfortunately, they are.

    • M Jackson

      When it comes to his supporting communities I am “scorched earth”.
      No health care, no govt. safety nets, trial by their church tribunals, and several generations to come underground mining coal and dreaming of paying off their debt to the company store.

  • Renfield

    IN other words, we basically elected Alex Jones’s brother as shitgibbon-in-chief.

  • David Walker

    It’ll never happen, of course, but I wish with all my heart that it is forced into the greatest, bigliest morass of apologies in the history of humankind. And real ones, not the “I’m sorry if…” variety. I want to hear “I did it, I was wrong, I’m sorry I did that, and I apologize to you.” Never happen, of course, not even on his deathbed. Still, one can always wish.

    • Mikey

      Personally, I’m hoping for no death bed at all… preferably a firing squad or a public hanging.

  • Treant

    Oh, poo. The Scarboroughs will continue to support and vote for him and his, just a little more quietly. For about ten days until everybody forgets about that Tweet and then they’ll be back.

  • coram nobis

    Between this and the British Union of Fascists retweets, His Orangeness seems to be having a busy day with his tweeter. Anything new about L’il Kim’s latest bottle rocket, or is that off Doorknob’s radar already?

  • EDinMCO
    • Vinnie NYC

      My thoughts exactly

  • dogdadny

    He thinks he’s the editor of the Enquirer – it would explain so much.

  • andrew

    How many decades will it take for future presidents to restore the dignity that Trump has stripped from that once honorable office of President of The United States?