President Donald Trump tweeted a photo Tuesday of the White House staff paying tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks – but users quickly noticed that the photo was taken months ago when a number of former aides were still on the staff.
“Departing Washington, D.C. to attend a Flight 93 September 11th Memorial Service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania with Melania,” Trump tweeted along with the photo, apparently purporting that the photo was taken Tuesday.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2018
But users quickly spotted two former aides – Omarosa Manigault Newman and Hope Hicks – still on the staff, meaning the photo was taken last year.
The White House did hold a memorial ceremony Tuesday but Trump was nowhere to be seen. He had already skipped town to fly to Pennsylvania.
Twitter users sounded off.
Omarosa Manigault, Hope Hicks, and Ty Cobb all present in this photo. https://t.co/wsHLYO1t0g
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 11, 2018
I've blocked this moonbeam because I'm bored by his every hot air filled trump. But this is remarkable. To commemorate 9/11 he used a picture of last year. Literally fake news. Contemptible. Utterly contemptible. #Neverforget https://t.co/SnSjxlyhLX
— Chris Flack (@CM_Flack) September 12, 2018
You recycled a photo from a year ago. Omarosa and Hope Hicks are in the picture.
You cannot do anything right. Anything. At all.
— NextTime On Survivor (@NTonSurvivor) September 12, 2018
Did this Tweet get hung up in cyberspace somewhere? Because it is at least a year old with people in the photo who have been fired or were smart enough to quit you. @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse https://t.co/ug6VKM65PF
— TulsaTeresa (@TulsaTeresa) September 12, 2018
This photo is a year old. He'll lie about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING — including a somber day of remembrance. https://t.co/DtvOTnAYcx
— Jason Weidemann (@fiveoclockbot) September 12, 2018