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The journalist chosen to host the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, finally canceled, was suspended Thursday for lying about a tweet linked to the US president. Steve Scully, of the parliamentary channel C-SPAN, had been chosen as moderator of the second of the three presidential debates, initially scheduled for October 15 in Miami.

Donald Trump attacked the journalist on Twitter, accusing him of being a “Never Trumper”, that is to say an American determined to defeat the president. A message was then posted on Steve Scully’s Twitter account, asking former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci if he should respond.

Become a fierce critic of Donald Trump, the ephemeral head of presidential communication had advised him not to do so. The next day, Steve Scully had assured not to be the author of the message, claiming that his account had been hacked. On Thursday, the channel finally suspended him indefinitely after he confessed to lying and being the author of the message. “I was still right!”, Reacted, very soon after, Donald Trump on Twitter. “The debate was rigged!”


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