President Donald Trump is using targeted Facebook ads to reassure supporters that he still plans to build the border wall after his recent public comments caused many to question whether he would keep his promise.
“There’s been a lot of noise and a lot of rumors,” reads the text of a Facebook ad from Trump’s personal Facebook page that was targeted to specific users in recent days. “….WE WILL BUILD A WALL (NOT A FENCE) ALONG THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF THE UNITED STATES…” The ad concludes with a pitch for donations.
That all caps declaration is in contrast to a widely discussed tweet last week in which the president said the wall was already underway “in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls.” That led supporters such as Fox & Friends’ Steve Doocy to ask “has the wall almost become symbolic?”
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built. 10:20 AM – 14 Sep 2017