President Donald Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale was forced to delete a tweet of a photo of Air Force One at Daytona Beach, Fla., that the campaign used in praising the president during his visit to the Daytona 500 after users noted the photo was actually from former President George W. Bush’s 2004 visit to the race.
In a screenshot of the initial post captured by CNN, the presidential plane could be seen next to a packed stadium of NASCAR fans at the Daytona International Speedway as it prepared to take off with then-President Bush.
“@realDonaldTrump won the #Daytona500 before the race even started,” Parscale captioned the photo.
It wasn’t until several hours and thousands of reactions later that the president’s campaign manager removed the post and put up another with an image of the Air Force One flying during Trump’s visit this weekend.
The shot was of George W. Bush's plane leaving in 2004. Parscale deleted three hours later.https://t.co/q0B4FK6jEt
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 17, 2020
Jonathan Ferrey, the photographer who captured the 2004 photo, told the news network, “I have a lot of talented colleagues photographing the Daytona 500 this year. I am unfortunately not there today, but apparently I won the Daytona 500 photography before the race even started.”