Donald Trump and his merry band of idiots aren’t above a phony charade, and that is apparently exactly what they are creating to get the president through the 2020 election. That’s right, Trump’s campaign was just caught in a major con-job.
Apparently ads Trump put on Facebook feature blonde stock models who don’t even live in the U.S.. Understandably, the president doesn’t want to use images of his real supporters, which you will see sprinkled all throughout this article.
Facebook ads like the one below showed up on the outlet Tuesday, and it turns out the models, like “Tracey from Florida,” aren’t even American.
It makes total sense thought, right? If your supporters looked like this, would you feature them in ads?
According to Associated Press:
“A series of Facebook video ads for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign shows what appears to be a young woman strolling on a beach in Florida, a Hispanic man on a city street in Texas and a bearded hipster in a coffee shop in Washington, D.C., all making glowing, voice-over endorsements of the president.”
“I could not ask for a better president,” intones the voice during slow-motion footage of the smiling blonde called “Tracey from Florida.” A man labeled on another video as “AJ from Texas” stares into the camera as a voice says, “Although I am a lifelong Democrat, I sincerely believe that a nation must secure its borders.”
The report continues:
“There’s just one problem: The people in the videos that ran in the past few months are all actually models in stock video footage produced far from the U.S. in France, Brazil and Turkey, and available to anyone online for a fee.”
“Though the 20-second videos include tiny disclaimers that say “actual testimonial, actor portrayal,” they raise the question why a campaign that can fill arenas with supporters would have to buy stock footage of models. It’s a practice that, under different circumstances, Trump himself would likely blast as “fake news.””
The White House has refused to comment on the major blunder, leaving many with a bad taste in their mouths. Former cable executive Jay Newell said that the move is highly embarrassing:
“As a producer, you want to control — you want people to look a certain way and you want them to sound a certain way. The fact that the footage is from outside the U.S. makes it that much more embarrassing.”
It would be much more accurate if Trump used images like the one of the disgusting old lady below: