Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: The President Is “Debasing His Office” With Scarborough Murder Smear

Business Insider reports:

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board publicly condemned Trump for pushing the conspiracy theory in a column on Tuesday, saying his comments about Scarborough are “nasty stuff” and “ugly even for him.”

“Mr. Trump always hits back at critics, and Mr. Scarborough has called the President mentally ill, among other things. But suggesting that the talk-show host is implicated in the woman’s death isn’t political hardball. It’s a smear,” the board wrote.

The editorial board added that they aren’t writing the column in hopes that Trump will stop his tirade against Scarborough. Instead, they want to make it clear that Trump “is debasing his office, and he’s hurting the country in doing so.”

The editorial is behind a paywall.