Steve Scully, the second Debate Moderator, is a Never Trumper, just like the son of the great Mike Wallace. Fix!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2020
C-SPAN has suspended political editor Steve Scully indefinitely after Scully admitted to lying about his Twitter account being hacked and anti-President Trump tweets he posted.
Scully was to moderate what would have been the second debate between Mr. Trump and VP Joe Biden last night.
President Trump called Scully a “never Trumper” last week as details emerged that he once interned directly for Joe Biden. Scully then tweeted, “@Scaramucci should I respond to Trump.” Anthony Scaramucci is a former Trump communications director who is now a harsh critic of the President’s. Scaramucci advised Scully to ignore him.
“I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked,” Scully said, after seeing the controversy caused.
He said he had been frustrated by Trump’s comments and several weeks of criticism on social media and conservative news, including attacks directed at his family.
“These were both errors in judgement for which I am totally responsible for,” Scully said. “I apologize.”
Scully has headed C-SPAN’s presidential election coverage for nearly three decades.
Scully said he let his colleagues at C-SPAN , fellow news professionals and the debate commission down. “I ask for their forgiveness as I try to move forward in a moment of reflection and disappointment in myself,” he said.
President Trump tweeted, “I was right again! I was right again! Steve Scully just admitted he was lying about his Twitter being hacked. The Debate was Rigged!” upon the news of Scully’s admission being made public.
I was right again! Steve Scully just admitted he was lying about his Twitter being hacked. The Debate was Rigged! He was suspended from @cspan indefinitely. The Trump Campaign was not treated fairly by the “Commission”. Did I show good instincts in being the first to know?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2020