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Debate moderator Steve Scully says his Twitter account was hacked as president accuses him of being a 'Never Trumper'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' MORE on Friday accused C-SPAN political editor and future debate moderator Steve Scully of being a "Never Trumper," though Scully says his Twitter account was hacked and a message to a former top Trump aide did not originate from him.

Scully had come under criticism after his account tweeted at former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciSunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 John Kelly called Trump 'the most flawed person' he's ever met: report C-SPAN's Steve Scully suspended after admitting to lying about Twitter hack MORE, a Trump ally-turned-critic, asking whether he should “respond to Trump” after the president claimed during a Fox News appearance that Scully was a “Never Trumper” who “worked for Biden at one point.”

Trump’s accusation appeared to reference Scully’s brief internship in Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFacebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Senate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus MORE’s Senate office more than four decades ago.

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“Steve Scully, the second Debate Moderator, is a Never Trumper, just like the son of the great Mike Wallace. Fix!!!” Trump tweeted, referencing Fox News anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceChris Wallace teases Sunday interview with 'bestie' Ice Cube Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Chris Wallace says he was 'jealous' of moderator watching final debate between Trump and Biden MORE, who moderated the first presidential debate last week. 

C-SPAN said Friday that “Scully did not originate the tweet and believes his account has been hacked.”

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Scaramucci responded to the tweet from Scully’s account, advising him to “ignore” the president. 

“He is having a hard enough time,” he tweeted. “Some more bad stuff about to go down.”

Former Trump press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerThe Memo: Trump allies have hope, urge new approach in crucial last debate Spicer mocks Pelosi claim of CNN being GOP 'apologists': 'Had no idea I had Wolf Blitzer in my pocket' Debate moderator Steve Scully says his Twitter account was hacked as president accuses him of being a 'Never Trumper' MORE voiced support for Scully and C-SPAN on Twitter, saying Scully "did not send the tweet."

For now, it appears unlikely there will even be a presidential debate next week. The fate of the town hall-style event, originally scheduled to take place Thursday, has been called into question after the Commission on Presidential Debates announced plans to hold it in a virtual format due to Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.

Trump has said that he will not participate in a virtual debate and has insisted on the event being held in person, while Biden has since announced he will be hosting a town hall with ABC News on Thursday.

—Updated at 12:56 p.m.