President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump goes after Woodward, Costa over China Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE's campaign manager, Brad ParscaleBrad ParscaleAides tried to get Trump to stop attacking McCain in hopes of clinching Arizona: report MORE, on Sunday deleted a tweet of a photo of Air Force One at Daytona Beach, Fla., that he used in praising the president during Trump's 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.
Trump's campaign manager tweeted a dramatic photo of Air Force One at Daytona, saying ".@realDonaldTrump won the #Daytona500 before the race even started."— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 17, 2020
The shot was of George W. Bush's plane leaving in 2004. Parscale deleted three hours later.https://t.co/q0B4FK6jEt
According to CNN, 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 Air Force One flying during Trump’s visit this weekend.
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.”
His photo also appeared in a write-up from The Daily Wire on Sunday titled, “Trump Wows Daytona Speedway By Swooping Air Force One Over Race Crowd.” As of Monday morning, the photo is still at the top of that post.