White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, as she has deftly done in her new position, turned the tables on the media and demanded to know why they aren’t asking Joe Scarborough about a joke he made regarding killing an intern.
The media’s focus has solely involved how President Trump is tweeting ‘unhinged’ conspiracy theories about a tragic incident involving Lori Klausutis, a 28-year-old staffer her wound up dead in Scarborough’s Florida district office in 2001.
At the time, the MSNBC host was a Republican congressman.
The Fort Walton Beach Police Department medical examiner determined a month after her death that Klausutis died of a head injury suffered after passing out from an abnormal heart rhythm.
McEnany Shifts The Focus
President Trump has been receiving his fair share of criticism for the conspiratorial tweets suggesting Scarborough had something to do with it – much of it warranted without further evidence.
As is usually the case though, the media has focused exclusively on mean tweets and not on one simple fact – Scarborough actually joked about killing an intern during an appearance with late shock jock, Don Imus.
“It was Don Imus and Joe Scarborough that joked about killing an intern, joked and laughed about it,” McEnany told reporters, suggesting they start asking him some questions on the matter.
White House Press Sec. McEnany is asked about Trump tweets that allege Scarborough is responsible for the 2001 death of staffer Lori Klausutis:
“This is not an original Trump thought.”
“It’s Joe Scarborough who has to answer these questions.” pic.twitter.com/lj9ipCmOyW
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 26, 2020
What’re You Gonna Do?
A clip unearthed by the Media Research Center (MRC) does indeed show Scarborough laughing about having sex with an intern and a joke from Imus that he “had to kill her.”
“Exactly, what’re you gonna do,” Scarborough said in agreement, laughing.
SHOCKING: Joe Scarborough laughs and jokes about intern who died. pic.twitter.com/bggLCCz9GN
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Now … Imus making a joke and Scarborough laughing along with it is by far, not proof that anything happened.
That said, if a clip like this surfaced of the President joking about sex with an intern and then killing her they’d be pressing him on the matter 24/7.
McEnany: Our Hearts Are With Her Family mcenany scarborough intern
Trump’s tweets on the matter have caused Democrats and the media to coalesce and demand Twitter delete and censor the President’s posts.
It has also led to Timothy Klausutis, the widower of Scarborough’s staffer, to write a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey demanding they delete the tweets.
When asked about this, McEnany replied: “Our hearts are with Lauri’s family at this time.”
But she wouldn’t let up on Scarborough and reporters’ seeming lack of interest on the matter.
“I would just refer everyone, for those of you who haven’t heard it, go back and listen to the Don Imus soundbite, it was very callous, it was very cruel, and I think laughing and joking about the death of an intern is really uncalled for, and that’s something that we can all agree to,” she said.
Earlier this week, McEnany boldly claimed “journalists are not above being questioned themselves.”
These ‘journalists’ corruption is so embedded after decades of bias that it is incumbent upon McEnany and the administration to ask those questions. Right now, she’s doing a tremendous job.
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