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White House social media manager Dan Scavino tried to show his followers video of Hurricane Irma, but accidentally shared a video of a different storm entirely.
On Sunday, Scavino tweeted a short video showing flooding at an airport that he claimed was in Miami.
“Sharing #HurricaneIrma on social media with President @realDonaldTrump & @VP Pence hourly. Here is Miami International Airport. STAY SAFE!!” he wrote.
This video is not from Miami International Airport.
— Miami Int'l Airport (@iflymia) September 10, 2017
Scavino deleted his incorrect tweet after thirty minutes, sharing a different video of the storm.
Observers on Twitter pointed out that Scavino’s initial video was actually footage of flooding at a Mexico City airport several weeks ago.
— Vera Bergengruen (@VeraMBergen) September 10, 2017
Don't be fooled by "flooding" at Miami airport. It's footage from Mexico City https://t.co/zIXVpRXfM5
— Gene Park (@GenePark) September 10, 2017
Sunday’s tweet wasn’t the first time that the longtime Trump staffer has earned disapproval for his actions on social media.
In April, Scavino violated a federal law by calling on Trump supporters to defeat a Republican congressman who has been critical of the president, and he also raised eyebrows by openly criticizing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Twitter.