Online, the reaction was swift, as critics denounced Trump for using Klausutis' tragic death for a Twitter shot at Scarborough, a former Republican who was once a Trump ally but has grown increasingly critical since the former real estate mogul assumed the White House.
Trump's accusing tweet was in response to the announcement this morning that NBC had fired longtime host of NBC's Today, Matt Lauer, for inappropriate sexual conduct following a Monday night complaint.
MSNBC talk show star Joe Scarborough claimed on Thursday that he was told by sources close to US President Donald Trump during his campaign that the candidate was suffering from the "early stages of dementia". And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the "unsolved mystery" that took place in Florida years ago?
Scarborough and his co-host, Mika Brzezinski, often speculate about and deride the president's mental health while pointing to controversial tweets of his and the rising tensions between the USA and North Korea.
"You can say it's not okay to say, but it is reality", Brzezinski chimed in during Scarborough's rant. He highlighted several news outlets that also questioned Trump's sanity, such as The New York Times and The Washington Post.
"I would like the cabinet members serving America, not the president ... you serve America and you know it". "Everybody around Donald Trump knows he's not stable. 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".
"Then what is it drafted for?", co-host Mika Brzezinski interjected, completing his question. "Now listen, you can get mad at me if you want to". "Is that when it's proper to bring this up in polite society?" After the first nuclear missile goes?
"You have somebody inside the White House that the New York Daily News says is mentally unfit", Mr Scarborough said. Scarborough was a congressman at the time. "He is not well", Scarborough said on Twitter. In August, long before Trump taunted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by all but calling him "short and fat", or implied that Scarborough may have killed one of his own interns, Sen.