New Trump “Chaos” Ad Uses 2014 Ukraine Photo

The Insider reports:

A new advert for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has used an image of pro-democracy protests in Ukraine from 2014 to show what it called “chaos & violence” in the US. The ad, published Tuesday, shows a picture of a group of protesters appearing to attack a police officer, who is on the ground, next to a photo of the president listening to assembled police leaders.

However, the image used by the Trump campaign does not date from the US, or from this year at all. It was uploaded to Wikimedia Commons in 2014 with the label: “A police officer attacked by protesters during clashes in Ukraine, Kyiv.” According to Facebook’s advertising archive, the advert has run three times since Tuesday and has been accompanied by messages designed to appeal to evangelicals.