Why is the Next Presidential Debate Moderator Tweeting to Anthony Scaramucci?
On Thursday, the Presidential Debate Commission decided to change the format for the second showdown between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden to a virtual format.
The Debate Commission says the decision was based on Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, but when you see what that debate’s moderator posted on Twitter Thursday night, you have to wonder if some form of skullduggery were afoot.
That second debate is scheduled for Oct. 15 in Miami. Trump said he wouldn’t participate in a virtual debate with Biden. He said it’s a waste of time when he appeared on Fox Business channel Thursday.
Debate Moderator Steve Scully’s Mysterious Tweet to Anthony Scaramucci
While the debate and format get worked out, the Debate Commission may want to work on replacing its so-called moderator. Trump supporters who believed Never Trumper Chris Wallace was terrible (he was) are really going to love the next moderator. It’s Steve Scully, host of a show on C-SPAN and … get this … a former intern for Joe Biden.
Here’s a tweet of the two ol’ chums from 2016 at the Biden Beach Bash:
— Steve Scully (@SteveScully) June 4, 2016
Really hard to make this stuff up.
As concerning as that may be, a tweet from Scully on Thursday night gives even more reason to be alarmed. Anyone expecting some type of unbiased moderation from Scully can forget it.
Here’s what he tweeted:
We’re unclear on what Scully is referencing here as he asks former Trump Press Secretary Anthony Scaramucci a question.
Scully asks “Mooch”: “Should I respond to Trump?”
Here’s the actual tweet that we’re hoping doesn’t get deleted (but at least we have the screen shot):
@Scaramucci should I respond to trump.
— Steve Scully (@SteveScully) October 9, 2020
Scaramucci, since he got canned after less than 2 weeks on the job, has spent every waking hour on cable “news” channels trashing Trump. We’re not sure how Scully knows Mooch but there’s this tween from 9:45 p.m. on Thursday.
Mooch, never one to duck the spotlight, replied, sort of. Rather than reply, Scaramucci retweeted Scully’s bizarre message and said, “Ignore. He is having a hard enough time. Some more bad stuff about to go down.”
Here’s Mooch’s actual tweet, too (that we’re also doesn’t get deleted):
Ignore. He is having a hard enough time. Some more bad stuff about to go down. https://t.co/cMphfQJELL
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) October 9, 2020
We don’t know what Mooch is talking about either. Luckily, neither does he.
But what’s really troubling here is why Scully is asking Scaramucci for advice on how to handle an apparent “attack” from Trump.
The Internet Reacts to Steve Scully’s Tweet to Scaramucci about Trump
Twitter had a blast with Scully’s beyond questionable tweet. Though everyone’s deeply concerned that:
- Scully is so obviously biased and
- He’s seeking advice from Mooch on how to handle Trump …
It didn’t stop Twitter’s harshest conservative critics from dragging him following his tweet.
Caleb Hull believes Scully’s tweet should have been a DM (Direct Message) to Scaramucci but Scully may not be the most proficient Twitter user:
Yikes, dude. This isn’t a DM. This is public twitter.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) October 9, 2020
Mark Dice tells Scully to step aside as moderator:
You should resign as the debate moderator, that’s what you should do.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) October 9, 2020
This user may have found another Scully tweet suggesting he’s far from the most unbiased moderator:
Think you already have. pic.twitter.com/mwAXHlaq9g
— Rob Smithson (@RobSmithson6) October 9, 2020
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