RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over the weekend starting Friday, July 4th, the re-election campaign for US President Donald Trump ran ads on Facebook and Instagram, proudly proclaiming that, as part of his efforts to save statues from vandals, Trump will protect Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue located atop Corcovado Mountain.
The ad campaign, headlined “Stand with your President”, encouraged voters to send in their names and contact information, saying "The President wants to know who stood with him against the Radical Left." It featured a picture of Rio’s historic statue with the phrase “WE . . .