Mr Scarborough stated on Sunday that he had misplaced persistence with Mr Trump for the reason that storming of the US Capitol by his supporters, a lot of whom alleged the 2020 election was “stolen”, and that he may sue the US President over allegations levelled in opposition to him.
Mr Trump, whose presidency ends on Wednesday, will not be protected in opposition to authorized motion. Mr Scarborough steered to Occasions Radio that might result in the one-term president being sued by him.
“I called lawyers after about the tenth time he accused me of murder,” stated Mr Scarborough, who sought recommendation from attorneys in New York and Washington DC after Mr Trump’s allegations in May final yr.
“I get the best lawyer in New York, the best lawyer in DC who was supposed to be the best for handling these sort of defamation cases and they said, well you can’t sue the president because he’s the president and he’s got immunity, which I disagree with,” Mr Scarborough stated.
The MSNBC host then added: “I think there may be a challenge there and I may sue him in the future.”
Mr Trump wrongly alleged that Mr Scarborough murdered a lady when he was a Republican congressman nearly 20 years in the past, and steered on Twitter that the 2 had an “affair”.
“A lot of interest in this story about Psycho Joe Scarborough,” Mr Trump tweeted on the time. “So a young marathon runner just happened to faint in his office, hit her head on his desk, & die? I would think there is a lot more to this story than that? An affair? What about the so-called investigator?”
An intern working for Mr Scarborough, Lori Klausutis, collapsed and died after fatally hitting her head. She had suffered from a coronary heart situation previous to the autumn, and police discovered no proof of foul play for the demise, as The Washington Submit reported.
Mr Trump continued to make the accusations in opposition to the tv host, regardless of widespread condemnation at his feedback, which Mr Scarborough warned had been hurting Klausutis’s household.
Twitter, the place Mr Trump made these accusations, stated on the time that it was “deeply sorry about the pain these statements, and the attention they are drawing, are causing the family,” Vainness Honest reported.
The social media web site completely banned the president final week, after posting deceptive election-related data and inciting his supporters to storm Congress.
Mr Scarborough added on Sunday that Mr Trump “won’t be back” as a result of “he’s probably going to either spend time in jail or do a deal that will stop him from ever entering politics again”.
“What we can’t understand is how he continues, even today, to maintain a grip on the Republican Party,” the MSNBC host added. “That’s the actual disaster in American democracy, not Donald Trump as a result of Donald Trump‘s going away.”
The US president is at present underneath investigation in New York in relation to his enterprise dealings, and has confronted calls to be criminally prosecuted over the Capitol riot, for which he has been impeached a second time.