Photo shows dramatic lightning strike behind Air Force One
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A lightning strike just behind Air Force One after President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report MORE arrived in Havelock, N.C., on Monday evening was captured in a dramatic photo taken by CNN.

CNN politics supervising producer Steve Brusk first tweeted the photo with a caption saying the president had to cancel a scheduled tour of Hurricane Dorian damage because of the thunderstorms. 

"This was a lightning strike behind Air Force One shortly after he arrived," the tweet said

Trump also tweeted the photo, calling the strike "amazing."


The photo was taken as Trump heads to a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C., to support the Republican candidate, state Sen. Dan Bishop, in a special election taking place Tuesday.

The president is visiting the state three days after Dorian made landfall there.

Brusk credited the photo to "the very wet pool crew" of Orly Ruiz, Michael Wade Sanders and Liz Turrell.