'Team Trump' ads emerge on Facebook despite former president's exile

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Former President Donald Trump's fundraising groups began rolling out new ads from the page "Team Trump" on Facebook last week despite the ex-commander in chief being banished from the platform.

Information from Team Trump's advertisement log on Facebook shows it unveiled new ads on June 21 calling for donations to the former president's team, though some reports noted the ads emerged as early as June 19. The ads were purchased by the Save America Joint Fundraising Committee, a dual effort between Trump’s Save America leadership PAC and his Make America Great Again PAC.

Trump was banned from Facebook, among other social media sites such as Twitter, following the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. A recent decision from the company determined the suspension would last at least until January 2023. Facebook insisted the posts do not indicate a change in Trump's ban from the platform.

“President Trump is suspended from Facebook so he can't post at all," a spokesman for the company told the Washington Examiner. "Groups affiliated with the former president are not barred from posting on Facebook so long as they are not posting in his voice."

Some of the Save America JFC ads were removed because they linked back to the former president's website, the spokesperson added.

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Prior to this latest round, Team Trump had not posted any ads since Nov. 2, the day before the 2020 election.

"DONATE TO STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP," one of the ads on Monday said. The ads are linked to the Save America fundraising page, which is managed by the Republican digital ad firm WinRed, according to Politico.

Trump's fundraising arm spent $3,506 on ads within the past seven days, a notably small amount compared to typical campaign season spending.

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The former president is gearing up for a June 26 event in Cleveland, Ohio, where he will campaign for Republican congressional candidate Max Miller in his first public rally since leaving the White House.

Trump is also slated to make a public appearance at the U.S.-Mexico border on June 30 with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as he criticizes President Joe Biden's handling of the migrant crisis.

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