The Trump campaign has called on Facebook and Twitter to strike a Biden campaign ad from their platforms, accusing the Biden campaign of lying about President Donald Trump’s alleged statements about U.S. soldiers buried in France.
Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis sent a cease-and-desist letter on Wednesday to Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, campaign manager for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, demanding that the Biden campaign pull the ad. Ellis also copied Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on the letter, as well.
“This letter notifies you that Biden for President … produced and caused to be posted on Joe Biden’s Twitter feed a digital ad that contains intentionally false and misleading statements that cannot be verified when it alleges that President Trump made derogatory comments towards fallen American heroes,” Ellis wrote to O’Malley Dillon.
A September 3 story in The Atlantic claimed that Trump denigrated dead soldiers buried in the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in