Supporters of President Donald Trump are using a photograph taken in 2019 to accuse Joe Biden of hypocrisy when it comes to wearing face masks.
The photo, which was taken before the pandemic even started, shows a mask-free Biden on an airplane with traveling press secretary Remi Yamamoto.
The photo was spread by former Trump administration official Richard Grenell and then amplified by right-wing talk show host Mark Levin.
"Washington D.C. phony!" Grenell wrote on Twitter. "Joe Biden doesn't wear a mask on a plane -- but wears one OUTSIDE?"
"Biden wears a mask outside but not on a plane," Levin commented. "Fraud."
CNN's Andrew Kaczynski, however, dug up the Vogue article where the photo most recently appeared -- and it clearly states that it's a file photo that was taken in November 2019.
A combined 27K RTs on photo from 2019 before there was a pandemic. These people tweet in all caps about fake news. https://t.co/n8J9icJkyc— andrew kaczynski (@andrew kaczynski) 1604327532.0