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Trump Campaign Quietly Adds Disclosures to Trump TV Videos

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign quietly added disclaimers to a series of news-themed campaign videos on Monday, as campaign finance experts noted that the videos, posted to the campaign’s social media accounts, failed to note that they were paid for by the campaign. It’s not clear that they required such disclosures—digital-only campaign ads are not subject to the same disclosure rules—but Facebook edit logs show that a disclaimer was added late on Monday afternoon. YouTube videos uploaded the same day also note the campaign paid for the videos. They feature newly minted Republican Party spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany and Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law, broadcasting “Real News” friendly to the president. Lara Trump is helming the campaign communications effort, The Daily Beast reported on Monday.

—Lachlan Markay