NBC and Fox News yank Trump’s anti-immigrant campaign ad

Trump Jr. Attacks CNN For Not Airing Racist Ad — CNN Fires Back

Trump Jr. Attacks CNN For Not Airing Racist Ad — CNN Fires Back

A voice-over on the advertisement then says: "America can not allow this invasion".

After reviewing the ad, NBC said it recognizes its insensitive nature.

"How does Fox News square this with offering hours of the same racial fear-mongering in primetime to promote Trump (at no cost) on a nightly basis?" asked Jesse Lehrich, communications director for the progressive group Organizing for America and a former Hillary Clinton spokesman.

CNN said it was made "abundantly clear" through its coverage that the ad was racist and declined to air it when the campaign sought to buy airtime.

Fox News joined NBC in pulling a controversial TV commercial about the migrant caravan after an online backlash that included protests from Hollywood celebrities.

The ad, aimed at battleground states like Arizona and Florida, echoes President Trump's claims that "criminals and unknown Middle Easterners" are traveling with the Central American migrant caravans now crossing Mexico on their way to the U.S. border.

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It ends with Donald Trump saying: "I approve this message".

NBC had aired the 30-second prime-time ad in the middle of a highly anticipated "Sunday Night Football" broadcast, but said Monday that it would stop running it.

As IJR previously noted, Hollywood producer Judd Apatow provoked an onslaught of attacks on NBC after he tweeted about the ad on Sunday. "A lot of things are offensive".

The campaign spot focuses on Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented immigrant who was convicted of killing two sheriff's deputies in California in 2014.

"Upon further review", said Marianne Gambelli, Fox News's president of ad sales, "[we] pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network". "You're telling me something I don't know about". "I'm gonna kill more cops soon", he says in the video, smiling.

On Monday, Trump was questioned about the ad by reporters, but he apparently shrugged off concerns that it was offensive. Bacamontes was deported and then snuck back into the United States during the George W. Bush administration, yet the ad clearly states that "Democrats let him stay". That drew a public rebuke from the president's son, Donald J. Trump Jr.

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