US Elections 2020: C-Span editor Steve Scully lied about Twitter account being hacked
C-Span editor, Steve Scully, lied about a tweet he sent out in frustration about reaching out to Anthony Scaramucci. Trump mocks him for lying.
On Friday, President Donald Trump mocked former C-Span political editor, Steve Scully, after he admitted lying about his Twitter account being hacked. He made the claim after he falsely tweeted reaching out to Anthony Scaramucci, former White House Communications Director.
Steve Scully, who was to moderate the canceled town hall presidential debate, was suspended on Thursday. Last week, Scully claimed that his Twitter account had been hacked after a tweet reaching out to Anthony Scaramucci came out. Later, he admitted sending the tweet.
Scully released his first statement to CNN regarding the controversy post-suspension, explaining the frustration on the President behind the tweet. “For several weeks, I was subjected to relentless criticism on social media and in conservative news outlets regarding my role as moderator for the second presidential debate, including attacks aimed directly at my family. This culminated on Thursday, October 8th when I heard President Trump go on national television twice and falsely attack me by name. Out of frustration, I sent a brief tweet addressed to Anthony Scaramucci. The next morning when I saw that this tweet had created a controversy, I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked.”
Trump mocked Scully’s stunt in a tweet which read: “Steve Scully of @cspan had a very bad week. When his name was announced, I said he would not be appropriate because of conflicts. I was right! Then he said he was hacked, he wasn’t. I was right again! But his biggest mistake was “confiding” in a lowlife loser like the Mooch. Sad!”
Steve Scully of @cspan had a very bad week. When his name was announced, I said he would not be appropriate because of conflicts. I was right! Then he said he was hacked, he wasn’t. I was right again! But his biggest mistake was “confiding” in a lowlife loser like the Mooch. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2020