It’s actually come to this. THREE DAYS before the inauguration, Donald Trump has resorted to purchasing Facebook Ads in order to advertise inaugural tickets for sale or giveaway.
From The Washington Post:
The “sponsored” content has started popping up on both Facebook and Instagram, and Trump’s team is also sending the video out through text messages to those on its expansive contact list. Ads also appeared Tuesday on Breitbart News, the website formerly overseen by Stephen K. Bannon, an incoming White House counselor to Trump.
The low-production-value video shows Trump sitting behind a desk and addressing the camera head on.
“The inauguration is our moment in American history, and I want you to be with me on Inauguration Day, January 20th, at the Mall,” the president-elect says. “It’s going to be so exciting. Most importantly, we’re going to make America great again. I’ll see you on January 20th.”
The video then cuts to a shot of the seal of the 58th Inaugural accompanied by swelling music.
Several government offices have projected a crowd approaching 1 million — well shy of the historic turnout of 1.8 million that came out for Barack Obama’s first presidential inaugural in 2009.
Speaking at a news conference last week, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson put the number for Trump at 700,000 to 900,000.