Trump @POTUS Twitter account used photo from Obama inauguration

WASHINGTON — Although the @POTUS Twitter account changed hands from Barack Obama to Donald Trump a minute after noon on Friday, Obama’s presence lingered for about an hour longer.

The Twitter header image on the unveiled account showed a crowd at an inauguration waving American flags.

That image is a photo Getty Images photo taken at Obama’s inauguration in 2009. It was taken by photographer Carter Dayne, who made it available as a stock photo.

An hour later, the background image was changed.

The @POTUS Twitter account as it looked shortly after Donald Trump took the oath of office. The header image is from Barack Obama's inauguration.

The @POTUS Twitter account as it looked shortly after Donald Trump took the oath of office. The header image is from Barack Obama’s inauguration.