Trump Reacts to Lauer: When Will NBC Execs, Joe Scarborough Be Fired?

By Susan Jones | November 29, 2017 | 8:17am EST
President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with Republicans. (Photo: C-SPAN screenshot)

( - In one of his several tweets on Wednesday morning, the president of the United States reacted to news of "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer's firing:

"Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for 'inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.' But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack’s past!"

NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack issued the statement about Lauer moments before the "Today" show went on the air.  It's not clear what Trump was hinting about "Lack's past."

In a later tweet, Trump took aim at MSNBC's "Morning Joe," which daily attacks the president as incompetent and "not well."

"So now that Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of Phil Griffin? And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the “unsolved mystery” that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate!"

Scarborough is a former congressman from Florida.  Trump apparently was referring to the death of Lori Klausutis, a 28-year-old intern who was found dead in Scarborough’s district office in Okaloosa County, Fla., in July 2001, two months after Scarborough announced that he would resign from Congress.

(Scarborough tweeted later on Wednesday, "Looks like I picked a good day to stop responding to Trump's bizarre tweets. He is not well.")

Phil Griffin is the president of MSNBC.

In other tweets on Wednesday morning, President Trump wrote:

"Looks like another great day for the Stock Market. Consumer Confidence is at Record High. I guess somebody likes me (my policies)!"

He also repeated his call to "boycott Fake News CNN. Dealing with them is a total waste of time!"

And the president retweeted several videos of " Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!", "Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!", and "Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!"

The videos retweeted by Trump were posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the group "Britain First." Fransen describes herself as "Faithful to God and Britannia."

According to the Daily Mail, Jayda Fransen "has been called out multiple times for stoking anti-Muslim sentiment."

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