The hashtag “Justice for Carolyn” started trending on Twitter after God, one of the most popular parody accounts on the social media website, tweeted out out the following message to its 6.1 million followers:
Donald Trump killed his personal assistant, Carolyn Gombell, in October 2000. He strangled her because he’d gotten her pregnant and was threatening to tell the press. Then he bribed NYPD Police Chief Bernie [Kerik] to cover it up. IT’S TIME TO INVESTIGATE. #JusticeForCarolyn.
A string of subsequent tweets asserted a number of “facts” to support the claim:
FACT: Carolyn Gombell’s mother has AN AUDIO RECORDING of her daughter the night before she was killed saying, ‘If something happens to me it was Donald.’
FACT: Forensics at first tentatively matched the residual thumbprints found on Carolyn’s neck as ‘matching’ Trump’s own (small) hands, but that finding was later amended and officially ruled ‘inconclusive.’
FACT: In his 2009 autobiography ‘One Good Cop,’ Kerik referred to ‘a certain well-known real-estate magnate’ for whom he had ‘made certain inconvenient facts disappear’ (page 243).
By the way, it’s also interesting that Carolyn’s New York roommate Michelle White ‘committed suicide’ by jumping in front of a subway train NOT TWO WEEKS LATER.
“And OF COURSE you won’t find any reference to this stuff online. It’s called a cover-up, people. Don’t be naive,” God’s account tweeted. “For her parents. For her friends. For the country. For democracy. For truth. For the fiancé she was two weeks from marrying. But most of all… for her. #JusticeForCarolyn.”
Gombell Is Not a Real Person: #JusticeForCarolyn Is a Campaign Against Twitter Refusing to Delete Trump’s Tweets Accusing Joe Scarborough of Murdering Lori Klausutis
Over Memorial Day Weekend, President Donald Trump tweeted, “A lot of interest in this story about Psycho Joe Scarborough. So a young marathon runner [Lori Klausutis] 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? Read story!”
The article attached to Trump’s tweet was a story that made unproven accusations about Klausutis’ death. Back in July 2001, Klausutis died at age 28 while working at the Florida office of then-Congressman Joe Scarborough, who now works as a host for MSNBC.
Following Trump’s tweets, Klausutis’ widower Timothy wrote a letter on May 21 to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asking for the removal of the tweets accusing Scarborough of murdering Klausutis. Twitter declined his request. As reported by The Washington Post, no foul play is suspected in the death of Klausutis. A medical examiner ruled her death to be accidental.
Timothy mentioned in his letter that his late wife “had an undiagnosed heart condition” and wrote that the president’s tweets have taken the memory of Klausitis and “perverted it for perceived political gain. … My wife deserves better.”
His letter said:
Her passing is the single most painful thing that I have ever had to deal with in my 52 years and continues to haunt her parents and sister.
I have mourned my wife every day since her passing. … There has been a constant barrage of falsehoods, half-truths, innuendo, and conspiracy theories since the day she died. I realize that may sound like an exaggeration, unfortunately it is the verifiable truth. Because of this, I have struggled to move forward with my life. …
These conspiracy theorists, including most recently the President of the United States, continue to spread their bile and misinformation on your platform disparaging the memory of my wife and our marriage.
After Review, Twitter Will Not Delete Tweets About Trump Being Accused Gombell’s Murder
On Wednesday, God tweeted that Twitter had reviewed his tweets claiming that Trump murdered his personal assistant Carolyn Gombell, and said “We have investigated the reported content and could not identify any violations of the Twitter Rules or German Law.”
After God tweeted out a fake medical examiner reporter of Gombell and shared a link to her obituary, offering up even more specific details about Trump’s alleged involvement in his personal assistant’s murder.
Trump Tweeted About the ‘Cold Case’ Against ‘Psycho Joe’ Scarborough Again on Tuesday & While Twitter Issued an Apology, They Did Not Delete the Tweets
Trump’s attacks on Scarborough continued on May 26. He tweeted:
The opening of a Cold Case against Psycho Joe Scarborough was not a Donald Trump original thought, this has been going on for years, long before I joined the chorus. In 2016 when Joe & his wacky future ex-wife, Mika, would endlessly interview me, I would always be thinking… 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?
Twitter did not delete the tweets, but a spokesperson for the social media site offered an apology via FOX News: “We are deeply sorry about the pain these statements, and the attention they are drawing, are causing the family. We’ve been working to expand existing product features and policies so we can more effectively address things like this going forward, and we hope to have those changes in place shortly.”