WH social media director tweets fake news about Hurricane Irma

The White House’s social media director tweeted fake news about Hurricane Irma Sunday.

Dan Scavino shared a short video showing flooding at an airport he said was of Miami International Airport.

“Sharing #HurricaneIrma on social media with President @realDonaldTrump & @VP Pence hourly. Here is Miami International Airport. STAY SAFE!!” he wrote.

But that wasn’t Miami International Airport.

Dan Scavino has since deleted the tweet showing a video he said was of Miami International Airport during Hurricane Irma.

Dan Scavino has since deleted the tweet showing a video he said was of Miami International Airport during Hurricane Irma.

(Dan Scavino Jr. via Twitter)

“This video is not from Miami International Airport,” the airport’s official Twitter account shot back at Scavino in response to his misleading post.

Scavino later deleted the post and wrote a follow-up tweet.

“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!” Scavino tweeted.

“Thanks, Dan,” the airport replied.

Scavino, who often crafts tweets for President Trump, is a loyal aid Trump hired as a caddy at one of his golf courses decades ago.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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