The "Morning Joe" host has been highly critical of Trump's presidency, knocking his rhetoric, tweets, willingness to engage in conspiracies, and policies on issues like immigration. Scarborough posed to his co-host Mika Brzezinski, referring to Trump's behavior, "Then what is it drafted for?"
"In a tweet calling for Scarborough and MSNBC President Phil Griffin to be terminated in the wake of "Today" host Matt Lauer's firing over sexual misconduct allegations, the president mentioned an "'unsolved mystery' that took place in Florida years ago".
Scarborough, who often criticizes the president, went on to say that "everybody around Donald Trump knows he's not stable".
Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski responded to President Donald Trump's Wednesday tweet resurrecting the conspiracy theory that Joe Scarborough was somehow behind the death of his staffer in 2001 when he was a congressman in Florida. "This is all we're going to say on the matter".
"You can say that's not okay to say, but at this point, it's reality", Brzezinski interjected again.
"Looks like I picked a good day to stop responding to Trump's freaky tweets", he tweeted. He also referenced a recent New York Daily News editorial, which described the president as "mentally unwell" and a "madman". "That people close to him say is mentally unfit, that people close to him during the campaign told me had early stages of dementia". Is it after the first nuclear missiles fly?
Scarborough, 54, has hosted "Morning Joe" since 2007 and previously served as host of "Scarborough Country" from April 2003 to June 2007.
The St. Petersburg Times reported: "Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Berkland has said Klausutis, 28, of Niceville, lost consciousness because of an abnormal heart rhythm and fell, hitting her head on a desk".
There was no evidence that Scarborough had done anything wrong in the woman's death, but Trump's tweet proved the president could use the left-wing media's conspiracy theory tactics against one of their own.