White House shares inaccurate ‘Hurricane Irma’ video

White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. shared and then deleted an inaccurate video he claimed was of Hurricane Irma on Sunday, as the storm continues to carry whipping winds and surging storms across the state of Florida.

“Sharing [Hurricane Irma] on social media with [President Trump] and [Vice President Pence] hourly. Here is Miami International Airport. STAY SAFE!!” he tweeted.

Scavino later deleted the tweet from his account after Miami International Airport commented that the video was not of Hurricane Irma hitting Miami International Airport.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the deleted video.

Irma made landfall as a Category 4 storm in the Florida Keys early Sunday, bringing a fierce rain storm to the state after wreaking havoc across the Caribbean islands.

Sunshine State cities, particularly those on the west coast like Tampa, Sarasota and Fort Meyers, are bracing for a direct hit with some reports warning that their neighborhoods could become submerged under 15-foot high flood waters.

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source: http://thehill.com/homenews/350011-white-house-shares-deletes-inaccurate-hurricane-irma-video

  • Richard

    So this is news?

  • Bogiewheel

    This is nothing more than spelling a word incorrectly and then correcting the mistake; A staffer pulled the wrong clip.

  • CMB313

    Geez fromtheright, you would have a field day on Facebook with the plethora of inaccurate videos of hurricane Irma circulating on it. A staff member posting to his account (by your write up it appears you mean his personal account and not a WH account) is not “the White House”. Anyway, he corrected the mistake when it was pointed out to him and removed it. No damage done. God forbid anyone make a mistake while wishing people well and hoping they stay safe during a hurricane. smdh

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