Trump Ad About 'Chaos' in U.S. Actually Used Photo From Pro-Democracy Rally in Ukraine

The 2014 image was from the revolution that ousted Russian-backed president Viktor Yanukovych

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President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has occasionally sparked reactions ranging from mockery to outrage due to its image selections in recent Facebook ads.

A campaign ad vowing to “protect” a statue of Jesus earlier this month—amid national debate over the removal of statues glorifying Confederate leaders and slavery—oddly used a photo of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue, while a more serious incident in June saw Facebook remove several campaign ads featuring a triangle image associated with the Nazi regime (a campaign spokesman argued that the image represented Antifa).




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