Fox News, NBC and Facebook pull Trump ad widely condemned as racist

Fox and NBC to stop airing Trump immigrant ad deemed racist

Fox News, NBC and Facebook pull Trump ad widely condemned as racist

After CNN, NBC News, Fox News and Facebook either refused to run or stopped running a racist ad funded by his 2020 reelection campaign, President Donald Trump was dismissive Monday.

Fox News and Facebook were also running the advertisement, which CNN had earlier rejected on the grounds that it was "racist".

In what many political pundits are calling the most racist election in American history, the President's son, Donald Trump Jr., found himself front and center in this argument this weekend.

NBC said Monday that in its further review, it recognizes the insensitive nature of the ad.

The ad, as IJR previously noted, warned of criminal migrants coming to the United States and showed footage of the migrant caravan coming from Central America.

Fox News was not immediately reachable for further comment.

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Asked about charges that the ad - which several networks have either refused to air or chose to stop running - was offensive, the president went on the offensive himself.

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

The controversial ad contrasts video of Luis Bracamontes, an illegal immigrant who gunned down two police officers in 2014, with the approaching migrant caravan from Honduras and quotes from someone within that caravan saying they have prior felonies.

Many have compared the caravan commercial to the infamous Willie Horton ad during the 1988 presidential campaign that damaged the prospects of Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis. "While the video is allowed to be posted on Facebook, it can not receive paid distribution".

The 30-second clip that played during Sunday's game made connections between immigration and increases in crime even though multiple studies have found immigration does not cause a rise in crime, according to Anna Flagg of The New York Times. Under its rules, ads must not contain shocking, sensational, disrespectful or excessively violent content.

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