Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has spent hundreds of thousands on advertising at Breitbart, the conservative website where Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon serves as executive chairman.
Bannon joined the Trump campaign on August 17 and is taking a leave of absence from his role at Breitbart until November 8. Between the time he joined the Trump campaign and September 18, the Trump campaign spent significant sums of money advertising on Breitbart.
Analysis from digital advertising intelligence firm Pathmatics shows that in the month leading up to Sept. 18, nearly a third of Trump’s mobile advertisements –$55,400 — was spent on Breitbart.
The campaign spent substantially more on desktop advertising.
During the same period, Pathmatics data showed the Trump campaign devoted 3.76 percent of desktop advertising, $207,000, to Breitbart. The most they spent between Aug.18 and Sept.18 was $2,568,200 on Aol. The Trump campaign also ran a front page advertisement Tuesday and Wednesday on Breitbart’s desktop site.