Miami Airport calls out Trump official for sharing fake news

2017-09-11 16:16 - Gabi Zietsman
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(Mandel Ngan/AFP)

(Mandel Ngan/AFP)

Cape Town - As Hurricane Irma landed in Florida on Sunday, President Trump's social media manager Dan Scavino got called out by Miami International Airport for tweeting a video he claimed was from the storm-struck airport.

Scavino tweeted a video showing an airport that's underwater, with ground crew and planes still on the runways, stating that it was Miami International Airport. 

SEE: SAA puts contingency plan in place for Irma-affected passengers

The airport's Twitter account replied to the tweet indicating that it's not their airport, seeing as they cancelled all flights and shut the airport down before Irma hit. Scavino replied to say thank you for the correction.

He claimed that there was a barrage of content coming his way regarding Hurricane Irma, but many on Twitter called him out that he should verify before he tweets, especially as a social media manager. 

As Irma hit Florida on Sunday, power was knocked out for millions of people in the state,  flooding homes and toppling construction cranes over Miami.

Scavino of course deleted the tweet, but everything lives forever on the Internet. 

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Thanks to Hurricane Irma, the skyline across florida has been completely devoid of planes, except for the occasional storm chaser.

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