Timothy Klausutis, the husband of deceased Joe Scarborough staffer Lori Klausutis, wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asking him to remove President Donald Trump‘s tweets about Lori’s death.
Back in 2001, Lori was found dead in one of the former Florida Congressman’s offices in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, while Scarborough was fulfilling his duties in Congress in Washington, D.C.
The autopsy of her body revealed that an undiagnosed heart-valve irregularity had caused a heart arrhythmia, eventually stopping the 28-year old woman’s breathing. However, several conspiracy theories arose.
Trump has been claiming since 2017 that Scarborough, one of his chief critics, may be involved in Lori’s death, a fully debunked theory. He recently added that Scarborough once left Congress all of a sudden and that his actions should be investigated.
During a war of words, Scarborough compared Trump to Putin and Orban, claiming that only autocrats can have their political opponents prosecuted.
Earlier this week, the letter denouncing Trump’s recent tweets was published in the New York Times.
Trump “has taken something that does not belong him — the memory of my dead wife and perverted it for perceived political gain,” he said in the letter addressed to the CEO of Twitter.
He, then, concluded the letter by calling for the removal of all Trump’s unsubstantiated tweets.
“Please delete those tweets,” Klausutis wrote. “My wife deserves better.”
In his controversial tweets, Trump indicated that with the aid of “forensic geniuses” who will “keep digging,” the truth about Lori’s death will surface.
Klausutis countered Trump’s claims with his evidence from the autopsy.
“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,” Timothy Klausutis added. “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.”
When asked by a reporter this week if he was moved by the letter, Trump responded that we was not and would continue his campaign.
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