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The president also shared a story on Saturday that called for a new probe to be conducted into the circumstances surrounding Klausutis’ death. In the tweet, he called Scarborough a “nut job” and claimed that the 2001 case was now the “big topic of discussion in Florida.”
“Did he get away with murder? Some people think so,” Trump said in a previous tweet last week.
Scarborough has been fiercely critical of Trump over his alleged slow and inadequate response to the coronavirus. He recently expressed outrage against Trump live on-air for aggressively promoting baseless theories that have hurt the Klausutis family.
Scarborough’s wife and Morning Joe co-host, Mika Brzezinski, recently called Trump a “cruel, sick, disgusting person” over the remarks, and explained that the president was merely attempting to use the theory to distract from the abysmal job he’s doing in the White House to contain the pandemic.
The president’s remarks come as COVID-19 deaths in the United States is about to hit a grim new milestone of 100,000 fatalities.
Kinzinger remarks on Sunday were not the first time the Republican had been publicly critical of the president. Last October, the lawmaker condemned the president over reports that the U.S. had bombed an American munitions storage bunker at a base in Syria.
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