Trump had the topic of policing almost to himself in persuasive Facebook ads during the contentous summer of 2020.

Early in 2020, President Trump’s reelection campaign sought to paint him as a criminal justice reformer. For the Marshall Project, I traced all the persuasive ads from Trump and Biden’s campaigns and found that, in late June, Trump turned sharply to emphasize crime and carnage… and Biden let that go unanswered for weeks.