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Washington (CNN) - The campaign manager of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, deleted a tweet with an epic photo of the Air Force One on the Daytona 500 after users pointed out that the image had been taken during the visit of the President George W. Bush to the NASCAR race in 2004, not during Trump's visit on Sunday.
Brad Parscale tweeted the 2004 photo, which shows the Air Force One rising above the crowded stands of the Daytona International Speedway in Florida, and wrote: ". @ RealDonaldTrump won the # Daytona500 before the race began."
The tweet remained online for approximately three hours, getting at least 6,700 retweets and 23,000 likes before it was deleted. Users who identified themselves as Trump supporters responded with messages like "WOW WHAT PHOTOGRAPH !!!!!!!!!"
But the photo was taken by photographer Jonathan Ferrey on February 15, 2004, after Bush's visit to the race track, when Air Force One took off from the adjacent Daytona Beach International Airport.
"There are many talented colleagues photographing the 500 Miles of Daytona this year," Ferrey told CNN. "Unfortunately I am not there today, but apparently I won the best photograph of the Daytona 500 before the race began."
The original image can be found on the Getty Images website. It was also used in articles last week prior to Trump's visit, and in an article published Sunday on the conservative website The Daily Wire on the crowd's reaction to Trump's arrival in the Air Force One.
After Twitter users, including Steve Herman, chief journalist for the White House of Voice of America, noticed that the photo was 16 years ago, Parscale deleted the tweet and replaced it with a tweet with the same title but a photo a little less epic of Trump's arrival on Sunday - the Air Force One passing the stands that were not completely filled at the time.
. @ realDonaldTrump won the # Daytona500 before the race even started. pic.twitter.com/nzZXK6Gww6
- Brad Parscale - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) February 16, 2020
Trump's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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