White House social media director Dan Scavino tweeted out a video of an airport in Mexico City thinking it was an airport in Miami Sunday.
Scavino said he also shared the images with President Donald Trump.
“Sharing Hurricane Irma on social media with President Donald Trump and VP Pence hourly,” he tweeted, and soon deleted. “Here is Miami International Airport.”
*Narrator voice* It wasn’t.
The Miami International Airport replied, pointing out, “This video is not from Miami International Airport.”
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) September 10, 2017
scavino deleted the tweet, but i filmed it pic.twitter.com/MTXsc0dlKA
— David Mack (@davidmackau) September 10, 2017
And then, as his tweet makes clear, he's sharing said misinformation with the president and vice president https://t.co/s4M9Rx9TdO
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) September 10, 2017
Scavino later deleted the tweet, writing, “It was among 100s of videos/pics I am receiving re: Irma from public. In trying to notify all, I shared – have deleted. Be safe!”
Thank you. It was among 100s of videos/pics I am receiving re: Irma from public. In trying to notify all, I shared – have deleted. Be safe!
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) September 10, 2017