On the day when Hurricane Irma hit southern Florida with heavy rains and devastating winds, Dan Scavino, the social media director of the White House, erroneously tweeted a video that purportedly showed a waterlogged Miami International Airport, CNBC reported.

As soon as Scavino read the response, he immediately deleted the erroneous tweet. However, many had already come across Scavino’s tweet and gave their negative impressions. Moreover, several people think that Scavino’s post, which he shared with the U.S. president and vice president, was outright phony.

The tweet that got Dan Scavino busted on social media

"Sharing #HurricaneIrma on social media with President @realDonaldTrump & @VP Pence hourly. Here is Miami International Airport. STAY SAFE!!" the White House social media director wrote, adding a video of what seemed to be Miami airport covered in water.

When Scavino’s tweet reached the officials of the Miami International Airport, the latter replied to his post that the video the director acquired was not actually from their agency. The social media director consequently acknowledged his error on the tweet and told the airport officials that he already deleted it.

What the White House has to say on Dan Scavino’s tweet

President Donald Trump is noted for voicing out matters over social media, particularly on his Twitter account, but he hardly responded on the issue concerning the erroneous tweet of one of his aides at the White House.

The White House gave no straightforward response to questions involving Dan Scavino and his erroneous post.

Many wondered how Scavino verified the tweets he shared with the president as well as how and if President Trump himself used that information.

The video that Scavino used on his tweet also appeared on YouTube as well as on some other websites over a week ago when Hurricane Irma was still far from Florida. But on Sunday, some people began posting the video on Twitter, which they mistook as Miami.

However, it was Dan Scavino who mistakenly brought the fake story to the White House, and later shared it on Twitter.

The flooded runway was a video footage in an airport in Mexico City, not in Miami. It remains uncertain what Scavino intended when he notified all, or whether such post was among the tweets he shared with the US president while overseeing the federal response to Hurricane Irma.

Following that incident, Miami International Airport is currently busy rectifying several others who might have believed Scavino’s post. Dan Scavino was President Donald Trump’s ex-golf caddie who served as his campaign aide and aggressive White House social media director. There is hardly an occasion where Scavino is not seen at the side of President Trump and on his Twitter feed.