Steve Scully was supposed to lead the later failed duel between Trump and Biden. He made fun of Trump in a tweet and then lied about sending it. A steep template for Trump.
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A US television presenter who was supposed to lead the unusual TV duel between President Donald Trump and his election challenger Joe Biden has been suspended from duty because of a Twitter message. Steve Scully lied when he said that his account with the Internet service had been hacked, the news channel C-Span justified the decision after an internal investigation.
The journalist was supposed to moderate the second TV debate between Trump and Biden on Thursday. The duel was canceled after the organizers wanted to virtually carry out the debate after Trump’s coronavirus infection, but the president refused.
Scully did a Twitter exchange with former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. Scaramucci now speaks out publicly against the president. Trump had accused Scully via Twitter of being negative against him. The moderator then asked Scaramucci via Twitter if he should reply to the president. The journalist later denied ever sending this tweet. He claimed his account was hacked.
“The debate was rigged!”
Trump responded with satisfaction to Scully’s suspension: “I was right again! Steve Scully has just admitted that he lied about the fact that his Twitter was hacked. The debate was rigged!” tweeted the President.
The last TV duel between Trump and Biden before the election on November 3rd is planned for October 22nd. So far it has not been canceled. Trump is less than three weeks before the election in polls, in some cases significantly behind Biden: In national surveys, the incumbent is on average ten percentage points behind. The Republican is also behind the Democrat in particularly important key states such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.