Popular Information reports:
This week, the Trump campaign has been heavily promoting a contest to win a “VIP Dinner” with Trump in Southhampton, New York, on August 8th. Advertisements on Facebook touted the dinner as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to share a meal with Trump. The campaign solicited donations from Facebook users for a chance to win.
According to Facebook data, The Trump campaign spent between $79,000 and $100,000 on Facebook ads promoting the contest between August 3 and August 4. (Facebook provides ad spending data in ranges). The ad was shown to Facebook users at least 4.5 million times.
According to the contest’s official rules, the winner was selected on Wednesday and will be notified on Thursday. The event is on Friday. The timeline means that it is impossible for residents of 34 states to legally attend the dinner because of COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Read the full article. As Popular Information has previously reported, the Trump campaign has run dozens of “contests” in which there were no winners. That violates rules governing such contests in multiple states.
If you’ve followed the screencaps I’ve been posting to Twitter, every day I get texted offers to win contests for trips, signed hats, or “exclusive” membership in Trump donor clubs. It’s all bullshit.