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Former Trump official mocks Biden for not wearing a mask—with pre-pandemic pic

A lot of people pointed out that Richard Grenell was using a year-old photo to try and make his point.

Nov 2, 2020, 11:11 am*

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Andrew Wyrich

Richard Grenell, President Donald Trump‘s former acting director of national intelligence, tried to mock 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for not wearing a mask, but ended up getting mocked himself for using a year-old photo to try and make his point.

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Grenell posted a tweet where he called Biden a "Washington, DC phony!" while attaching two photos of the former vice president. In one, Biden is on a plane without a mask. In another, he is outside wearing one.

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"@JoeBiden doesn't wear a mask on a plane - but wears one OUTSIDE!?" Grenell tweeted.

However, as people online quickly pointed out, the photo of Biden on a plane was a year old, before coronavirus existed.

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Not everyone noticed the tweet included a photo from 2019. Mark Levin, the conservative pundit, retweeted Grenell's tweet and called Biden a "fraud" because of the pictures.

But a lot of people didn't fall for it. Many people called the tweet disinformation just ahead of Election Day.

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Grenell has doubled down on the tweet. Instead of deleting it, he has posted a new one and tagged people who called him out on the first one.

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*First Published: Nov 2, 2020, 11:08 am