Fox News, NBC, CNN pull Trump campaign’s ad amid public outrage

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

CNN called out the ad as blatantly "racist" in replying to critical tweets from Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, who charged that the network would "only run fake news and won't talk about real threats".

NBC and Fox News said in separate statements on Monday that their networks will no longer air the Trump campaign's racist anti-immigrant advertisement. "On Monday morning, an NBC Universal spokesperson said the company recognizes 'the insensitive nature of the ad and have chose to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible'".

The ad was placed on the popular football broadcast on NBC to encourage voters to choose candidates from Mr Trump's Republican party in midterm elections that will determine whether Republicans retain control of the US Congress.

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.

"After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have made a decision to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible", a spokesman for NBC said in a statement.

FOX News has also made a decision to no longer air the advertisement.

CNN previously had declined to run the advert, which it described as "racist".

The ad also showed a clip of the migrant caravan heading toward the USA border from Central America with the caption "Who else would Democrats let in?"

NBC later said it would pull the advertisement as soon as possible due to its "insensitive nature".

The ad, paid for by Donald J. Trump for President, features a convicted cop killer who was deported multiple times before he shot and killed two California sheriff's deputies.

Mr. Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, tweeted that NBC News, CNN and Facebook had chosen "to stand with those ILLEGALLY IN THIS COUNTRY". Yet that didn't stop NBC, Fox News, and Facebook from running versions of the ad over the weekend.

Facebook is removing this Trump campaign ad for violating its rules against sensational content. "While the video is allowed to be posted on Facebook, it can not receive paid distribution".

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