President Trump on Sunday accused C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully of lying about being hacked to hide his shame — comparing him to disgraced former New York lawmaker Anthony Weiner.
“You look at this guy Scully, he turned out to be a fraud,” Trump told Fox News, referring to the scandal over a message sent from the Twitter account of the planned moderator for the second debate to Trump’s ex-spokesman and now critic Anthony Scaramucci.
“Then he said he was hacked … you know, Anthony Weiner said he was hacked too,” Trump told Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“They all say they were hacked. Every time something happens where they did something and got caught, the first thing they do is say, ‘Oh we were hacked, oh we were hacked.’
“Well, he wasn’t hacked. He knows that — he’s ashamed. It’s a shame,” Trump said, saying that “C-SPAN is very upset with what happened.”
Weiner famously claimed in 2011 that graphic images leaked online had been hacked at the start of the downfall that destroyed his political career.
Scully’s claims, meanwhile, are being investigated by the feds and Twitter. He raised eyebrows after a message posted to his Twitter account seemed to ask Anthony Scaramucci on whether to respond to criticism Scully received from President Trump.
“@Scaramucci should I respond to trump,” Scully wrote.
“Ignore. He is having a hard enough time. Some more bad stuff about to go down,” said “The Mooch,” who has become a ferocious Trump critic after a brief and stormy stint as White House communications director in 2017.
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