Steve Scully mocks Trump in tweet to Scaramucci ahead of 2nd prez debate, Internet wants moderator to resign

'@Scaramucci should I respond to trump,' Scully wrote on the social media, to which, the ex-member of the Trump administration said, 'Ignore. He is having a hard enough time'


                            Steve Scully mocks Trump in tweet to Scaramucci ahead of 2nd prez debate, Internet wants moderator to resign
Steve Scully, Anthony Scaramucci (Getty Images)
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Senior executive producer and political editor for the C-SPAN Steve Scully, who has been selected to moderate the second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden was caught tweeted at former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, who is known to openly endorse Biden for the 2020 election. 

We previously reported that when people found out that the second debate was going to be moderated by someone who once interned for the former vice president, people were already skeptical about his capability to demonstrate a lack of bias in the face-off. So, needless to say, when Scully was caught having a heart-to-heart with Scaramucci, most of the people wanted him to recuse himself from the moderating the debate. 

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"@Scaramucci should I respond to trump," Scully wrote, to which, the ex-member of the Trump administration said, "Ignore. He is having a hard enough time. Some more bad stuff about to go down."


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Filmmaker Caleb Hull was convinced that Scully meant to send the tweet as a direct message to Scaramucci and instead made it public. "Yikes, dude. This isn’t a DM. This is public twitter." Media analyst and author Mark Dice wrote, "You should resign as the debate moderator, that’s what you should do."

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Another user opined, "Odd thing for a supposedly neutral would-be debate moderator to say Oops? Meant for DM? Just unabashedly exclaiming from the rooftops how rigged this whole thing is? What say you *former Biden intern*? This whole exercise in our precious 'democracy' has been a blatant sham" One more remarked, "At least Steve Scully does Twitter somewhat better than Anthony Weiner." The mocking continued with one saying, "As a moderator or Joe’s debate partner?"

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A person wrote, "@SteveScully C-SPAN's Political Editor, Senior Executive Producer & Host - Washington Journal & other C-SPAN programs – doesn't know the difference between a tweet and a DM??" Another commented, "Asking Scaramucci??? Wow...Recuse yourself from the debate immediately. Clown" One user said, "Yikes! People are not even pretending to be legitimate journalists anymore." And another quipped, "So we’re just going to pretend like you’re an unbiased moderator?"

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While pursuing his undergraduate degree in communication and political science from American University in Washington, DC, Scully served as a constituent intern in the office of then-Delaware Senator Biden from September to October 1978 as part of a college course on Congress. He is also one of the hosts for its morning call-in show, 'Washington Journal,' as well as 'The Weekly,' C-SPAN's podcast. He has also previously served on the board of the White House Correspondents' Association for nine years, including as president from 2006 to 2007. 

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Scully's October 15 scheduled town hall event has been crumbling after Trump withdrew from the now-virtual debate sparked confusion and frustration among critics.

The moderator for the third debate, NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker, has also faced her share of criticisms from the conservatives as her news outlet is a well-known left-wing platform. She serves as a White House correspondent based in Washington, DC, and co-anchor of 'Weekend Today,' the Saturday edition of 'Today,' alongside Peter Alexander.

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