A presidential aide was just caught tweeting fake news to his boss, Tweeter-in-Chief Donald Trump.
Dan Scavino Jr., once Trump’s golf caddy, posted a video to Twitter purportedly of Miami International Airport submerged during Hurricane Irma, but the official MIA account replied that he was mistaken.
The White House is literally tweeting out fake news during a national disaster (and apparently sharing fake videos with the President). pic.twitter.com/LYud9ydbPP
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) September 10, 2017
The error was corrected by attentive Tweeters, who pointed out the real location of the video — Mexico City.
— Weather Hustle (@WeatherHustle) September 10, 2017
Scavino appears to have deleted the tweet.
Trump’s aide has gotten himself in trouble before for his tweets. In June, the United States Office of Special Council said Scavino broke federal law by using his Twitter account to call for the electoral defeat of Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), a violation of The Hatch Act.
Scavino tweeted out 9/11 truther stories and other conspiracy theories before becoming a presidential aide, according to The Independent.