President Donald Trump’s propaganda mouthpiece Kayleigh McEnany pushed his accusation of murder against MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Tuesday in a press briefing after a reporter called it “pretty nuts.”
Trump has been pushing the repeatedly and thoroughly debunked accusation for days while calling for the case to be re-opened even though the death of an employee in Scarborough’s Florida office back in 2001 has been ruled an accident and that there was no foul play.
ABC reporter Jonathan Karl wanted to know why Trump is so obsessed.
“Why is the president making these unfounded allegations?” Karl asked. “This is pretty nuts, isn’t it? The president is accusing somebody of possible murder. The family is pleading with the president to please stop unfounded conspiracy theories. Why is he doing this?”
Indeed, the widower of the deceased has called for Twitter to delete Trump’s tweets to no avail. But McEnany seemed to think Scarborough’s distasteful joke about the death many years ago should be the focus, resulting in a challenge from Karl.
“He’s the president of the United States, and he’s accusing somebody of possibly murder,” Karl reminded her. “This is different. He’s not a private citizen. He’s the president.”
McEnany then claimed Scarborough has made false accusations against Trump without specifically listing any of them.
“Yeah, Joe Scarborough, if we want to start talking about false accusations, we have quite a few we can go through,” she said before accusing Scarborough and his co-host and wife Mika Brzezinski of uttering falsehoods.
“Mika accused the president of 100,000 deaths and that’s incredibly irresponsible,” she whined. “They’ve dragged his family through the mud. They’ve made false accusations that I won’t go through. They should be held to account for their falsehoods! Joe Scarborough should be held to account for saying people will die by taking hydroxychloroquine.”
As president, Trump IS responsible for the deaths of 100,000 who have died during this pandemic, a pandemic he refused to respond to when he had a chance and has been responding recklessly and incompetently to ever since. These deaths are on him. Period. That isn’t just Joe and Mika’s view, it is the view of millions of Americans and billions more around the world.
Furthermore, studies prove that hydroxychloroquine is dangerous to take to treat coronavirus and has deadly side-effects that have killed Americans. Even Trump himself has admitted that.
“Does that justify the president spreading a false conspiracy theory?” Karl pressed.
“I will point you back to Joe Scarborough who laughed and joked about this item,” McEnany replied. “It’s Joe Scarborough that has to answer these questions.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
It’s Trump who should have to answer for his conduct. He is accusing a private citizen of murder with zero evidence. Law enforcement and the medical examiner in the case have already ruled out homicide and have cleared Scarborough, who should sue Trump for libel. NBC, who employs Scarborough, should also sue Trump.
McEnany has claimed to be a good “Christian woman,” but it’s clear that she is far from it because bearing false witness is a sin that Trump is committing in plain sight, yet she is defending it. She should be ashamed.
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