Timothy Klausutis, the widower of Lori Klausutis, has written to Jack Dorsey asking him to delete tweets by President Trump spreading a debunked conspiracy theory about his late wife’s death and @JoeNBC
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 26, 2020
Courtesy of Deadline:
The husband of a late staff member for Joe Scarborough is asking Twitter to remove President Donald Trump’s tweets in which he peddles a debunked conspiracy theory about her death.
“My request is simple: Please delete these tweets,” wrote Timothy Klausutis, the husband of Lori Klausutis, who died in 2001 when she was serving as a staff member to Scarborough as he served as a congressman in Florida. Columnist Kara Swisher obtained Klausutis’ letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and included it as part of a column.
Over the weekend, Trump tweeted again about the circumstances surrounding Lori Klausutis’ death. As her husband pointed out in his letter, she had an undiagnosed heart condition and fell and hit her head at work, a conclusion the coroner reached following an investigation.
In his letter, Timothy Klausutis wrote to Dorsey, “I’m asking you to intervene in this instance because the president of the United States has taken something that does not belong to him — the memory of my dead wife — and perverted it for perceived political gain.”
Klausutis argued that the president’s tweets violate Twitter’s terms of service. “An ordinary user like me would be banished from the platform for such a tweet but I am only ask that these tweets be removed.” He also referred to a tweet from Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr.
It should be pointed out that these tweets went out over the Memorial Day weekend. you know when he was not too busy playing golf.
And it appears he is not finished yet:
….about whether or not Joe could have done such a horrible thing? Maybe or maybe not, but I find Joe to be a total Nut Job, and I knew him well, far better than most. So many unanswered & obvious questions, but I won’t bring them up now! Law enforcement eventually will?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020
The man is a pig.