After Warning Of ‘Civil War’, Trump Runs Ads To Enlist ‘PATRIOTS’ In His ‘Impeachment Defense Taskforce’
President Donald Trump is using Facebook to run thousands of ads to enlist his supporters in what he’s calling the “Official Impeachment Defense Task Force” to “defend me” against Congress’s efforts to impeach him, and to “defend America greatness.”
The ads are raising eyebrows following the presidents warning of “civil war” if Congress impeach him over his alleged crimes.
“As a member of the Official Impeachment Defense Task Force, you will be a leader in defending me, the President, against these baseless and disgusting attacks. You will be responsible for defending American Greatness,” one of the ads reads.
“I want to know who stood with me when it mattered most, which is why my team is making me a list of EVERY AMERICAN PATRIOT who adds their name and joins the Official Impeachment Defense Taskforce,” it continues.
More than 1,800 ads on Trump’s Facebook page mentioning “impeachment” have run in the past seven days. The ads have been viewed between 16 and 18 million times on Facebook and the campaign has spent between $600,000 and $2,000,000 on the effort, according to data analyzed by Laura Edelson, a researcher at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering.
Trump on Sunday came under fire after suggesting that there will be a “civil war” if he’s impeached and that the nation would be “burned down” in the process.