Apr 3, 2018

Internal paper says Trump's Facebook campaign was stronger than Clinton's

Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg talks to Donald Trump. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In the lead up to the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump’s Facebook campaigns "were more complex than [Hillary] Clinton’s and better leveraged Facebook’s ability to optimize for outcomes," according to an internal Facebook paper obtained by Bloomberg. The paper was reportedly referenced in a memo from a former Facebook employee to the office of the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee this year.

The big picture: Trump campaign staffers have been touting their digital prowess ever since their candidate upset Clinton. And Brad Parscale, the leading force behind Trump's digital media campaign strategy in 2016, has already been named as the president's 2020 campaign manager.

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Sanders reveals free childcare plan for preschoolers

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally on Saturday in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Cengiz Yar/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announced on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday a new plan to guarantee free child care and pre-kindergarten to all American children from infancy to age four.

Details: In the wide-ranging interview, Sanders told Anderson Cooper he planned to pay for universal childcare with a wealth tax. "It's taxes on billionaires," he said.

Exclusive: Trump's "Deep State" hit list

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photos: WPA Pool/Getty Pool, Drew Angerer/Getty Staff

The Trump White House and its allies, over the past 18 months, assembled detailed lists of disloyal government officials to oust — and trusted pro-Trump people to replace them — according to more than a dozen sources familiar with the effort who spoke to Axios.

Driving the news: By the time President Trump instructed his 29-year-old former body man and new head of presidential personnel to rid his government of anti-Trump officials, he'd gathered reams of material to support his suspicions.

Exclusive: Anti-Sanders campaign targets black South Carolina voters

Courtesy of The Big Tent Project

The Big Tent Project, a Democratic political group focused on promoting moderate presidential candidates, has sent hundreds of thousands of mailers bashing Bernie Sanders to black voters in South Carolina who voted in the state's 2016 primary.

Why it matters: Sanders' rise to the top of the pack, as dueling moderate candidates split their side of the vote, is worrying many in the Democratic political establishment who fear a socialist can't beat President Trump.