President Trump used the news of NBC's firing of Today host Matt Lauer to promote a freaky conspiracy theory that Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough had something to do with the death of a woman who worked for him in 2001.
"You have somebody inside the White House that the New York Daily News says is mentally unfit". "That people close to him say is mentally unfit, that people close to him during the campaign told me had early stages of dementia".
Scarborough invoked the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution, which details the line of succession in the case of a vacancy in the office of the president or vice president.
The President called for Scarborough, along with MSNBC boss Phil Griffin, to be fired over the "unsolved mystery". "You don't represent him, you represent 320 million people, whose lives are literally in your hands, and we are facing a showdown with a nuclear superpower". You know you don't serve Donald J. Trump, scam developer, Trump university proprietor, reality tv host.
This isn't the first time that the "Morning Joe" hosts wondered whether or not Trump had dementia.
The president brought up an'unsolved mystery' a reference to the death of a Scarborough staffer in 2001
He and his co-host Mika Brzezinski used to be friends with Mr Trump, who regularly called their programme during the early days of his candidacy. In August 2016, Scarborough penned an editorial in the Washington Post, calling for the Republican party to refuse to accept Trump as their candidate.
Trump frequently targets Scarborough, Brzezinski, their show, and their network.
A heart irregularity caused the 28-year-old to faint and hit her head on a desk as she fell in Scarborough's congressional district office, causing her death, according to the coroner.
The president referred to the matter only obliquely as "the unsolved mystery that took place in Florida years ago" and appeared to imply, without citing any additional evidence, that there was foul play that might justify Scarborough's termination at MSNBC.
"The question is, Mika, if this is not what the 25th Amendment was drafted for, I would like the cabinet members serving America - not the president, America - you serve American and you know it", Scarborough said Thursday.
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