White House social media director tried to warn people about Hurricane Irma but accidentally tweeted video of wrong storm

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.

Miami International Airport quickly informed Scavino that the video was not from the airport, and began correcting other major accounts that shared Scavino’s video. 

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.

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 criticising Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Twitter.

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