President Donald Trump is cheering C-SPAN's announcement that it has suspended Steve Scully after the longtime political editor and moderator of “Washington Journal” lied about a suspicious tweet – to a former Trump ally.
Scully "admitted to lying about his Twitter feed being hacked when he was confronted about a questionable exchange with former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci," the Associated Press reports.
"The news came on the day of what was supposed to be a career highlight for the 30-year C-SPAN veteran. Scully was to moderate the second debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden."
That debate was canceled when Trump declared it would be a "waste of time" to debate virtually, after he tested positive for coronavirus.
Trump immediately cheered the announcement, falsely claiming the Debate Commission did not treat him "fairly."
I was right again! Steve Scully just admitted he was lying about his Twitter being hacked. The Debate was Rigged! H… https://t.co/KEGrqz13TI— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1602791684.0
Scully, in the now-deleted tweet, had said to Scaramucci, "should I respond to trump."
Trump had been attacking Scully:
Steve Scully, the second Debate Moderator, is a Never Trumper, just like the son of the great Mike Wallace. Fix!!!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1602257510.0
"Scaramucci, a former Trump communications director and now a critic of the president, advised Scully to ignore him," the AP adds.
The MAGA crowd is celebrating:
The fix was in. He should be fired and the debate commission should be disbanded. Did the debate commission do anyt… https://t.co/nDxSWFv5IL— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1602790968.0
Steve Scully the moderator of the Debate that never happened admitted he lied about his twitter act. being hacked.… https://t.co/qjSQvWEqnP— Chuck Woolery (@Chuck Woolery)1602790995.0
Steve Scully got suspended after he lied about being hacked. Joy Reid ended up with a primetime show on MSNBC.— Daily Caller (@Daily Caller)1602790806.0
I KNEW IT! From the very beginning, I knew Biden intern Steve Scully was LYING! https://t.co/GXQyfvsewy— Nick Adams (@Nick Adams)1602791585.0