Brad Parscale, President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, deleted a tweet with a photo of Air Force One amid a large crowd at the Daytona 500 race after users pointed out the photo was actually from 2004, when George W. Bush attended.
According to CNN, Parscale wrote in the now-deleted tweet “.real DonaldTrump won the #Daytona500 before the race even started,”
The photo shows Air Force One taking off with Bush aboard after his visit on Feb. 15, 2004. It was taken by Jonathan Ferrey in 2004 and is available on Getty Images.
It’s hard to keep details straight. Trump does love to tell stories during speeches. But the who, what, and where change pretty routinely.
While the overarching theme of Trump’s narratives remains the same, the constantly changing details raise questions: Are they fiction – presidential parables concocted to drive home a broader truth about public policy? Are the stories based on real individuals or merely composites of various people he has met?
“There is no one better at being able to connect with their audience than President Trump,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said. The White House did not directly address the fact-or-fiction question when asked to explain the inconsistencies in Trump’s anecdotes.
Do the candidates fear the Bern?
Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s Democrat primary with slightly more than one-quarter of the vote. He has fewer delegates than the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg.
In that case, why are center-left Democrats concerned that the self-described democratic socialist is the favorite to win the nomination?
Because there are too many candidates in the party’s center lane dividing up the rest of the vote.