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  • Dan Scavino, Jr, the White House director of social media, posted a word-for-word tweet that was initially tweeted by President Trump on Wednesday 
  • ‘NBC news is #FakeNews and more dishonest than even CNN,' read the tweet, which came in response to a report about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
  • Tillerson reportedly called Trump 'a moron' over the summer 
  • The same tweet then appeared on Scavino’s Twitter feed, only for him to delete it shortly after realizing his mistake 

By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:27 EDT, 4 October 2017 | Updated: 23:06 EDT, 4 October 2017

President Donald Trump and his Twitter account are virtually inseparable – which is why it was surprising to be reminded Wednesday that his social media manager may be behind some of his tweets.

Dan Scavino, Jr, who holds the title of White House director of social media, posted a word-for-word tweet that was initially tweeted by Trump on Wednesday.

It is likely that Scavino accidentally tweeted the post both from his account and that of his boss.

‘NBC news is #FakeNews and more dishonest than even CNN. They are a disgrace to good reporting. No wonder their news ratings are way down!’ Trump tweeted on Wednesday.

Dan Scavino, Jr
Dan Scavino, Jr
President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump

Dan Scavino, Jr (left), who holds the title of White House director of social media, posted a word-for-word tweet that was initially tweeted by President Donald Trump (right) on Wednesday

¿NBC news is #FakeNews and more dishonest than even CNN. They are a disgrace to good reporting. No wonder their news ratings are way down!¿ Trump tweeted on Wednesday. The same tweet then appeared on Scavino¿s feed, only for him to delete it shortly afterward
¿NBC news is #FakeNews and more dishonest than even CNN. They are a disgrace to good reporting. No wonder their news ratings are way down!¿ Trump tweeted on Wednesday. The same tweet then appeared on Scavino¿s feed, only for him to delete it shortly afterward

‘NBC news is #FakeNews and more dishonest than even CNN. They are a disgrace to good reporting. No wonder their news ratings are way down!’ Trump tweeted on Wednesday. The same tweet then appeared on Scavino’s feed, only for him to delete it shortly afterward

The tweet was in response to an NBC News story about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (see above in Washington on Wednesday) calling the president ¿a moron¿
The tweet was in response to an NBC News story about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (see above in Washington on Wednesday) calling the president ¿a moron¿

The tweet was in response to an NBC News story about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (see above in Washington on Wednesday) calling the president ‘a moron’

The tweet was in response to an NBC News story about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling the president ‘a moron.’

The same tweet then appeared on Scavino’s Twitter feed, only for him to delete it shortly after realizing his mistake.

Though it is widely assumed that Trump authors his own tweets, it still remains unclear whether Scavino was temporarily put in charge of the president’s Twitter account.

Scavino reportedly often writes tweets for Trump, who hired him decades ago as a caddy at one of his golf courses.

Scavino has made public blunders in the past. 

Last month, the 41-year-old Republican shared a video on his Twitter feed claiming it was Miami International Airport being flooded by Hurricane Irma. 

Scavino has made public blunders in the past. Last month, the 41-year-old Republican shared a video on his Twitter feed claiming it was Miami International Airport being flooded by Hurricane Irma
Scavino has made public blunders in the past. Last month, the 41-year-old Republican shared a video on his Twitter feed claiming it was Miami International Airport being flooded by Hurricane Irma

Scavino has made public blunders in the past. Last month, the 41-year-old Republican shared a video on his Twitter feed claiming it was Miami International Airport being flooded by Hurricane Irma

However, he was wrong and the airport's official Twitter account called him out. 'This video is not from Miami International Airport,' the airport's official Twitter account fired back at Scavino in response to the video
However, he was wrong and the airport's official Twitter account called him out. 'This video is not from Miami International Airport,' the airport's official Twitter account fired back at Scavino in response to the video

However, he was wrong and the airport's official Twitter account called him out. 'This video is not from Miami International Airport,' the airport's official Twitter account fired back at Scavino in response to the video

'Thank you. It was among 100s of videos/pics I am receiving re: Irma from public. In trying to notify all, I shared - have deleted. Be safe!' Scavino tweeted
'Thank you. It was among 100s of videos/pics I am receiving re: Irma from public. In trying to notify all, I shared - have deleted. Be safe!' Scavino tweeted

'Thank you. It was among 100s of videos/pics I am receiving re: Irma from public. In trying to notify all, I shared - have deleted. Be safe!' Scavino tweeted

The airport replied, 'Thanks Dan.' Several Twitter users determined the video that Scavino had claimed was Miami's airport flooding was actually footage from Mexico City's airport
The airport replied, 'Thanks Dan.' Several Twitter users determined the video that Scavino had claimed was Miami's airport flooding was actually footage from Mexico City's airport

The airport replied, 'Thanks Dan.' Several Twitter users determined the video that Scavino had claimed was Miami's airport flooding was actually footage from Mexico City's airport

He wrote: 'Sharing #HurricaneIrma on social media with President @realDonaldTrump & @VP Pence hourly. Here is Miami International Airport. STAY SAFE!!' 

However, he was wrong and the airport's official Twitter account called him out. 

'This video is not from Miami International Airport,' the airport's official Twitter account fired back at Scavino in response to the video. 

Scavino later deleted the post and wrote a follow-up tweet. 

'Thank you. It was among 100s of videos/pics I am receiving re: Irma from public. In trying to notify all, I shared - have deleted. Be safe!' Scavino tweeted. 

The airport replied, 'Thanks Dan.' 

Several Twitter users determined the video that Scavino had claimed was Miami's airport flooding was actually footage from Mexico City's airport. 

The flooding footage can also be found on El Weso Radio's Twitter page. 

Last year during the presidential campaign, television host Megyn Kelly accused Scavino of using his job to whip up anti-journalist sentiment among Trump supporters on the internet. 

Kelly said that Scavino helped incite internet users against the media, including Kelly. 

The situation became so dangerous that Kelly felt the need to hire an armed security detail to protect her and her family, she said. 

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