We have a disgrace for a president. On Wednesday morning, NBC fired longtime co-host of the Today show Matt Lauer after receiving what’s reported to be an allegation of sexual assault.
Although there is not yet any word about possible criminal charges — the alleged assault took place only three years ago, so it likely would still be within the statute of limitations — NBC was prompt in its dismissal of Lauer. NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said that he received the complaint about Lauer’s behavior on Monday night.
No matter the seriousness of the allegations against Lauer, Trump didn’t care to refrain from using the allegations to attack the media as a whole.
‘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!’
Really, Trump? Someone was sexually assaulted and your response is to say “but fake news”? That’s telling as to whether or not Trump has committed what he’s accused of — he accidentally again revealed himself to take sexual assault not seriously at all.
He added another similiar angry message, writing:
‘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!’
As journalist Daniel Dale explains, the “mystery” Trump refers to in the case of his longtime opponent, former GOP Congressman and current MSNBC morning host Joe Scarborough, is the death of a woman in one of the offices he had while a Congressperson. That death was never thought of as mysterious; the victim was said to have an “undiagnosed heart condition.”
It’s not as though anything — either facts or sexual assault — has ever been proven to get in the way of the president peddling utter nonsense.