Trump mocks Steve Scully after ex-debate moderator gets suspended for lying about Twitter hack

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President Trump mocked now-suspended C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully on Friday morning after the veteran journalist admitted he lied that his Twitter account was hacked after a message to former Trump aide-turned-adversary Anthony Scaramucci emerged.
President Trump mocked now-suspended C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully on Friday morning after the veteran journalist admitted he lied that his Twitter account was hacked after his message to former Trump aide-turned-adversary Anthony Scaramucci emerged.

Scully, the "Washington Journal" host who was slated to moderate the now-canceled town hall debate between President Trump and Joe Biden, was suspended indefinitely on Thursday.

C-SPAN SUSPENDS STEVE SCULLY INDEFINITELY AFTER HE ADMITS HE LIED ABOUT HIS TWITTER BEING HACKED

Scully went viral last week after a tweet sent from his account indicated he had reached out to the former White House communications director – but he claimed his account was hacked before he admitted that he did send the message.

"Steve Scully of @cspan had a very bad week. When his name was announced, I said he would not be appropriate because of conflicts," Trump tweeted. "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!"

Scully issued his first statement addressing the controversy to CNN following his suspension.

"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," Scully wrote. "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…
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