Brad Parscale was caught using campaign funds to promote ads on his own personal Facebook page, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
According to the report, Parscale, who is the campaign manager for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, has campaign ads for Trump running off of his personal page instead of Trump, Pence or the Trump Team campaign pages. More than $325,000 in ads dollars have been spent so far, most of it coming from recent weeks.
“Mr. Parscale is one of only three people whose Facebook and Instagram pages the campaign has used to display ads,” the report explained.
Parscale has come in conflict with Trump over the past several months when a profile on the social media consultant highlighted how much money he’s made off of Trump, to the tune of nearly $40 million paid to his companies through various reelection committees.
So far, Parscale has purchased a Ferarri, a Range Rover, a $400,000 boat, two million-dollar condos and a $2.4 million waterfront house in Fort Lauderdale, a Huffington Post analysis revealed in May.
Parscale then reportedly fell out of favor with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump when he failed to deliver the 1 million people who signed up to attend Trump’s Tulsa rally and campaign reboot this month.
It was also just two months ago that Trump threatened to sue Parscale after poll numbers showed Trump losing. He’s since fallen even more in the polls since the April call that Trump has denied.
“The Trump campaign said that it was testing the use of Mr. Parscale’s page to run ads and that Mr. Parscale had received no financial gain,” the Times said.
It isn’t entirely accurate, as funds spent to promote ads on Parscale’s page generates a higher engagement on his page, more traffic to his page and greater attention to him through his page, all of which candidates use campaign funds to garner for themselves.
Montana GOP ticket sidelined after exposure to COVID-positive Trump, Jr. girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle: report
The Montana Republican Party is facing a crisis after multiple members of the ticket traveled to South Dakota for Donald Trump's rally and were potentially exposed to COVID-19.
"Montana gubernatorial candidate Rep. Greg Gianforte and his running mate, Kristen Juras, confirmed Saturday they will self-quarantine after Gianforte's wife, Susan, and Juras attended an event last week with Kimberly Guilfoyle, who has since tested positive for COVID-19," KBZK-TV reported Saturday.
Trump’s presidency has accelerated the predicted collapse of the Republican Party: columnist
Citing the work of a University of a Washington political scientist, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank said Donald Trump and his racist rhetoric has accelerated the decline of the Republican party in a country that is seeing major demographic changes and because white voters are increasingly turned off by it.
As Milbank wrote, four years ago Christopher Parker, who is Black, predicted a Trump candidacy would "do more to advance racial understanding than the election of Barack Obama.”
Trump and his lackeys are too delusional to turn around their flailing campaign
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.
When pundits point out that with four months to go until Election Day, it isn't too late for Trump to turn his campaign around, what they're really saying is that there's sufficient time left on the calendar for a candidate who grasped why he or she was losing to change course and abandon a clearly failing strategy.