New Trump Ads Promote Parscale’s Facebook Page

The New York Times reports:

President Trump’s re-election campaign has begun spending heavily on Facebook ads that also promote the social media pages of his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, running more than $325,000 in such ads, mostly in recent weeks.

Until this week, Mr. Parscale was one of only three people whose Facebook and Instagram pages the campaign had used to display ads. The other two were Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence.

Digital strategists said it was highly unusual to use a campaign staff member’s page to run ads. But the Trump campaign said that it was testing the use of Mr. Parscale’s page to run ads from different accounts, with more to follow, including Donald Trump Jr., and that Mr. Parscale had received no financial gain.

After Mother Jones noted that Parscale’s page linked to his consulting firm, that link was removed.