President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign was ridiculed for spending money on a statewide television ad buy in Georgia.
The spending was initially reported by an ad-monitoring account. New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin followed up and was told it was a statewide ad buy.
Update: Am told it’s a statewide buy. Trump up in all GA markets.— Jonathan Martin (@Jonathan Martin)1593208962.0
Trump's campaign was ridiculed for needing to spend money in the state, which he won by over five percentage points in 2016.
Here's some of what people were saying about the state of Trump's reelection effort:
Normally, one would not expect the incumbent GOP President to be spending for TV advertising in late June in the st… https://t.co/M3nTDViYFR— Jamie Dupree (@Jamie Dupree)1593205901.0
In Georgia, folks. They're also running ads in Texas. This is as close as any presidential campaign will come to ad… https://t.co/UMk9dkM7I5— Brandon (@Brandon)1593209510.0
@realDonaldTrump Went Down to Georgia... https://t.co/kRsCAGbaeE— Reed Galen (@Reed Galen)1593202684.0
Trump won Georgia by more than 200,000 votes in 2016. https://t.co/nR8aWGxC6g— Jesse Ferguson (@Jesse Ferguson)1593200130.0
Comes on the heels of two polls over the last ten days showing Biden leading Trump by 2 in Georgia (Fox and PPP) P… https://t.co/YkcDkS60DB— Jacob Rubashkin (@Jacob Rubashkin)1593202431.0
I guess the polls aren't so fake after all. https://t.co/RTSQGFfCbJ— WarMonitor (@WarMonitor)1593204144.0
Try telling your 2010 self that President Donald Trump is running reelect ads in Georgia in June https://t.co/TwBBKe08j5— Nick Riccardi (@Nick Riccardi)1593201374.0
The Republican presidential campaign needs to spend money in Georgia. Keep it up, Georgia Democrats. We're moving… https://t.co/KPoxIUUZCo— Dr. Michelle Au (@Dr. Michelle Au)1593212230.0
The Trump campaign is spending money in places it very much wished it didn't have to https://t.co/BOpm1G9Vl0— Alex Roarty (@Alex Roarty)1593201802.0
The Trump campaign is now spending money in Texas and Georgia. That's the sign of a confident campaign. 😂 https://t.co/XW1C61yd13— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan)1593203982.0
If you are spending money in Georgia as a R 👀 https://t.co/8kgoVgXNsq— Michael Li 李之樸 (@Michael Li 李之樸)1593202088.0
They are spending money in Georgia. His campaign is collapsing. https://t.co/INDgMuGxMI— Wear A Mask 😷 Protect America 🇺🇲 (@Wear A Mask 😷 Protect America 🇺🇲)1593213162.0
Panic in the GOP house. https://t.co/tP7bnvbty4— AafkeVultink 🌹🐟 🇪🇺 😷 ◼️ ◼️ ◼️ ◼️ (@AafkeVultink 🌹🐟 🇪🇺 😷 ◼️ ◼️ ◼️ ◼️)1593212063.0
one thing about the death star is it was not designed as a defensive weapon https://t.co/QvpUhpCp7X— Alex Burns (@Alex Burns)1593201895.0
Man, we haven't seen White Supremacists this worried about losing Georgia since 1864. https://t.co/5tc29l6Rk3— Nunca Trump (@Nunca Trump)1593202107.0