President Donald Trump’s Facebook page ran about 2,000 ads referring to an immigrant “invasion,” according to an analysis conducted by The New York Times.
“We have an INVASION!” one Facebook ad reads. “So we are BUILDING THE WALL to STOP IT. Dems will sue us. But we want a SAFE COUNTRY! It’s CRITICAL that we STOP THE INVASION.”
Trump’s campaign has used the word “invasion” to describe immigrants seeking entry at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2,199 Facebook ads since January.
Those ads have been viewed between 1,059,000 and 5,559,801 times and cost the campaign between $7,900 and $241,601 to promote.
The report comes following a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, left 22 people dead and dozens more injured. The gunman reportedly posted a manifesto online saying the attack was a “response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.”
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