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Donald Trump’s campaign manager wasn’t swift enough for internet trolls.
Donald Trump visited the Daytona 500 last Sunday, and Brad Parscale, his re-election campaign manager, shared a photo of the Air Force One plane in flight at the NASCAR race on Twitter. He captioned it, “@realDonaldTrump won the #Daytona500 before the race even started.”
However, eagle-eyed social media users were quick to point out that the photo was actually taken in 2004, back when former president George W. Bush visited the annual race held by NASCAR.
Parscale immediately deleted the tweet and replaced it with a different image taken by photographer Mark J Rebilas. The snap showed the Air Force One with a much sparser crowd.
The first picture was taken by photographer Jonathan Ferrey, who joked about the mishap. He told CNN that he didn’t attend the Daytona 500 this year, but “won the photography before the race even started.”
The blunder went viral on Twitter, with many social media users criticizing Parscale for uploading the wrong photo to conceal the actual attendance numbers. “Brad, you forgot to photoshop people into the many, many empty seats,” one Twitter user wrote.
lol here’s the one that brad the shitbird had to delete because it was for a different president pic.twitter.com/x0JafX6vxf
— Ned Pyle (@NerdPyle) February 17, 2020
— Brad Parscale – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) February 16, 2020
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 16, 2020
Brad, you forgot to photoshop people into the many, many empty seats.
— Helen A. Basket (@TrumpNationalHQ) February 17, 2020
The stands are empty 🤣 pic.twitter.com/SMwmUQ2Znd
— Shopgirl 🇺🇸🗣☮️ (@idnac4u) February 17, 2020
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) February 17, 2020[via Independent, opening image via Michael Candelori / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408656/Trump-s-Campaign-Manager-Quickly-Deletes-Air-Force-One-Photo-Taken-From-2004/