Romney Attacks President Trump Over Scarborough Tweets

Romney Attacks President Trump Over Scarborough Tweets


Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney has decided to weigh in on Trump's Joe Scarborough tweets.

In a social media statement, Romney criticized Trump's tweets as "vile, baseless accusations."

However, it's important to note that Trump did not directly make any accusations. 

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He simply raised questions around the questionable circumstances of Scarborough's interns death.

Regardless, Romney, the sole Republican who voted to convict Trump during the impeachment hoax, has spoken out against the president yet again.

More details below:

Has Mitt Romney forgotten that he was repeatedly and falsely trashed by Scarborough when he ran against Obama in 2012?

Yet, despite all the fake news covering President Trump, Romney hasn't spoken out about fake news.

Instead, he's chosen to condemn the leader of the free world.

According to Politico, Romney also defended Scarborough as "a friend of mine": 

Sen. Mitt Romney on Wednesday condemned President Donald Trump’s tweets about the 2001 death of Joe Scarborough’s staffer as “vile, baseless accusations."

The social media post from the Utah senator, perhaps the president's most outspoken Republican critic, came one day after a letter to the head of Twitter from the widower of the Scarborough staffer drew widespread attention.

“I know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend of mine,” Romney posted on Twitter. “I don’t know T.J. Klausutis. Joe can weather vile, baseless accusations but T.J.? His heart is breaking. Enough already.”

Other Republicans piled onto Romney's criticism Wednesday, with Rep. Peter King of New York — who once served with Scarborough — suggesting the president back down. The veteran Republican said regardless of his differences with Scarborough, Trump’s attacks were “out of bounds” and that there are “no records of something as serious as that.”

Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming — the No. 3 House Republican — also weighed in, telling reporters on the Hill that Trump "should stop tweeting" about Scarborough.

“We’re in the middle of a pandemic," Cheney said. "He’s the commander in chief of this nation, and it’s causing great pain to the family of the young woman who died. So I would urge him to stop it.”

Timothy J. Klausutis’ wife, Lori, died at age 28 from a fall precipitated by an undiagnosed heart condition, as confirmed by the medical examiner and police. Her death has been the subject of baseless conspiracy theories and has continued to make headlines because of her employer at the time: then-GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough, in whose Florida office Lori Klausutis was working when she died. Scarborough, now the co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," was in Washington when she passed.

The death from 2001 has been dragged back into the spotlight in recent weeks by the president, who has floated conspiracy theories that Scaroborugh — a one-time Trump friend who has joined the ranks of his most vocal critics — might have been involved in Klausutis's death. The president's family, too, has been quick to jump on board with the baseless conspiracy theories, tweeting about Klausutis’ death multiple times this month.

Though Mitt appears to cite his friendship with Scarborough as a reason to defend him, it's important to note that MSNBC's Joe and Mika were both close friends with President Trump.

It wasn't until Trump ran for president and won the GOP nomination that the two appeared to throw their friendship under the bus and attack Trump for political reasons.

CNN confirms that Romney is the second Republican to criticize Trump's Scarborough tweets:

Romney has been a frequent critic of Trump, and his tweet on Wednesday appears to make him the second member of his party in Congress to publicly call out the President over his support of the conspiracy theory. Earlier this week, Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois urged the President in a tweet to stop touting the theory, writing, "It will destroy us."

Trump, who had brought up the baseless theory once in 2017, ratcheted it up on May 4 and said "Concast," his derogatory name for MSNBC's owner Comcast, "should open up a long overdue Florida Cold Case against Psycho Joe Scarborough." Since then, his tweets have become even more pointed, essentially accusing Scarborough of murder.

T.J. Klausutis' private letter last week to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asking him to remove Trump's tweets said that his late wife's "passing is the single most painful thing that I have ever had to deal with in my 52 years and continues to haunt her parents and sister."

T.J. said he has tried to honor his late wife by protecting her memory "as I would have protected her in life."

He said that's why he was writing to Dorsey.

"The President's tweet that suggests that Lori was murdered — without evidence (and contrary to the official autopsy) — is a violation of Twitter's community rules and terms of service," he wrote. "An ordinary user like me would be banished from the platform for such a tweet but I am only asking that these tweets be removed."

Scarborough's co-host and wife Mika Brzezinski has also applied pressure, including on their program "Morning Joe," where she said to Trump on the air last week that he "can keep tweeting about Joe, but you're just hurting other people." Brzezinski also asked for a meeting with Dorsey.

On Tuesday morning, New York Times columnist Kara Swisher published the Klausutis letter and Brzezinski read it on the air. Three hours later, Twitter told CNN Business that it would not be removing the tweets.

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President Trump has the right to free speech and the right to ask questions regarding unusual circumstances!

It's also important to take a look at the actual content of Trump's tweets where he QUESTIONS what happens, not makes accusations.

But of course, the fake news media covers Trump's statements in the worst angle possible.


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