In a strange tweet that may have been intended as a direct message, the next presidential debate moderator asked former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci for advice about whether to “respond to Trump.”
CSPAN’s Steve Scully was recently chosen to host the debate, which now won’t be happening as scheduled, prompting Trump supporters to monitor his activity more closely.
On Thursday night, Scully tweeted out the weird question directed at Scaramucci, to which the former comms director responded “Ignore. He is having a hard enough time. Some more bad stuff about to go down.”
Neither Scaramucci nor Scully have further commented on the tweet at time of writing.
Other Twitter users wondered what the hell this was all about:
Nothing to see here. Just the next debate moderator accidentally tweeting when he meant to send a DM, conspiring against Trump with turncoat Mooch. https://t.co/Dqln0DQir6
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) October 9, 2020
Susan Page, the moderator of the VP debate, hosted an off record party for Seema Verma
Steve Scully, the moderator of the next debate, is gossiping with Scaramucci on Twitter about Trump.
It's time for a shakeup in debate commission leadershiphttps://t.co/HblUdKOi1q
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) October 9, 2020
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 9, 2020
The choice of Scully to host the debate has raised some eyebrows, given that he previously served as a Biden intern, and has reportedly criticized Trump on social media.
— Steve Scully (@SteveScully) June 4, 2016
What exactly does the 2nd Debate Monitor Steve Scully mean when he tweeted:
“No, Not Trump, Not Ever” pic.twitter.com/c7BUo3nJsn
— Christi Chat (@ChatChristi) October 1, 2020