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

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

"After further review we recognise the insensitive nature of the ad and have made a decision to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible", an NBC spokesperson said.

A commercial that aired during Sunday's National Football League game between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers caused quite a firestorm.

Mr Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, tweeted that NBC News, CNN and Facebook had chosen "to stand with those ILLEGALLY IN THIS COUNTRY".

"So @nbc and @Comcast aired that racist Trump caravan commercial during the football game".

Facebook has also blocked the ad from being eligible for paid promotion, saying that it violated the social network's policy regarding "sensational content". Per NBC, the spot ran 18 times across several networks - including during the Sunday Night Football game that had almost 20 million viewers - before it was pulled. Yet that didn't stop NBC, Fox News, and Facebook from running versions of the ad over the weekend.

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During Sunday night's marquee game between the Green Bay Packers andNew England Patriots, NBC ran a 30-second version of a highly controversial Republican-oriented political ad that, without evidence, implies a link between immigration and crime.

When asked about the offensive nature of the ad, Trump said, "Well, a lot of things are offensive".

Fox News, meanwhile, made a decision to pull the ad on Sunday and said as much the following day.

NBC, Fox News and Facebook said in separate statements on Monday that they will no longer run the Trump campaign's anti-immigrant advertisement that many are calling racist. While the Jeff Zucker run CNN never aired the ad in it paid slots, it played audio from the Willie Horton redux effort several times as various anchors commented on the clearly distorted material. The ad appears to be an attempt to tie the caravan of migrants and refugees seeking asylum in the United States to Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who shot and killed two sheriff's deputies in 2014. It focused on a criminal illegal immigrant named Luis Bracamontes, who was convicted of killing two California police officers in 2014. The #FakeNewsMedia and #PaloAltoMafia are trying to control what you see and how you think.

Facebook is still allowing its members to post the ad in their news feeds, however.

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