Trump Has Run Over 2000 “Invasion” Ads On Facebook

Media Matters reports:

Between January and February, President Donald Trump’s Facebook page ran about 2,200 ads referring to immigration as an “invasion.” Since May 2018, at least nine other Republican politicians, including Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), have run Facebook ads pushing the same white supremacist talking point. Facebook’s advertising policies and community standards prohibit attacks which target a group of people based on their immigration status.

Trump’s Facebook page ran two types of ads. The first claimed that there was a “true invasion happening” at the southern border which Democrats and the media were ignoring, and it asked users to take a linked survey on border security. The other type of ad Trump’s campaign ran began by saying, “We have an INVASION!” Trump’s campaign ran this ad over 1,100 times to solicit donations for Trump’s campaign to build a wall on the southern U.S. border.