With the 2020 elections fast approaching, people are wondering how attacking Joe Scarborough is supposed to help President Donald Trump stay in the White house.
At a time when the president should be wooing potential voters with solutions to the ever-shrinking economy or at least putting to ease concerns about the high mortality rates stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, Trump instead finds himself back where he is most comfortable, amidst controversy.
This week President Donald Trump has decided to launch scathing attacks at MSNBC host Joe Scarborough claiming that he was responsible for the death of Lori Klausutis in 2001.
Though the police found no signs of foul play after the 21-year-old staffer died after striker her head when she collapsed from an undiagnosed heart condition.
This week Donald Trump decided to jump upon the conspiracy theorists bandwagon by attacking and accusing Joe Scarborough of her untimely death.
Many critics from both sides of the political divide have been left pondering how the President’s current attack on Scarborough will in any way win him the election.
GOP consultant Alex Conant who worked on the 2016 presidential campaign for Senator Marco Rubio went on to say:
“I’ve no doubt he is under a lot of pressure,”
“I can’t speak to his psychology. I don’t know how he reacts to that. But if I were giving him advice, I would tell him to focus one hundred percent on the economy and the pandemic and leave Twitter to the trolls.”
But then again, maybe this is just one of the many hidden strategies the president is playing in the build-up to the 2020 elections as he tries to take the focus of attention of the economy or coronavirus pandemic and keep the American people entertained with a little murder mystery.
Former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg disagreed the President’s strategy of attacking Joe Scarborough as he went on to add:
“Right now, in his presidency, we are not The Apprentice Season One anymore. We are in Season Six, viewership is down, the game is old, and things like this when Americans have larger concerns is a problem.”
If anything, all these attacks have done is hurt the Trump’s image especially with sympathisers for Klausutis’ widower who went as far as requesting Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey remove the president’s tweets over the matter as the Trump had “taken something that does not belong to him — the memory of my dead wife — and perverted it for perceived political gain.”
Politics may be a dirty game, but it is truly a sad day in America when a sitting president doesn’t know when he’s crossed the line, and this may explain why many of his own allies have decided to distance themselves from the conspiracy rants.