NBC, Fox Yank Trump's 'Racist' Anti-Immigration 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

NBC had aired it on the "Sunday Night Football" game between the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers, which drew the highest overnight ratings of the franchise's history.

Congrats to Donald Trump on being more racist than Fox News. The ad in question tied the current South American migrant caravan to an undocumented Mexican immigrant and convicted murderer Luis Bracamontes.

"America can not allow this invasion", a narrator intones in the ad. It contains similar footage to the video Trump tweeted out just last week on Halloween that made headlines because of its xenophobic messaging. It vilified the thousands of migrants walking toward the United States southern border, wrongly portraying them as invaders and criminals.

"This has been a very vicious campaign, these midterm elections", he said.

CNN previously had declined to run the advert, which it described as "racist". But other networks agreed to sell the time.

This week's game had a particularly big audience as it featured a highly-anticipated matchup between two of the league's premier quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.

NBC was strongly criticised for initially playing the ad during a football broadcast on Sunday.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said: "The NFL played no role in the airing of the spot".

After it aired, people flocked to Twitter to condemn the network for taking money to air the ad.

NBC was the first of the three companies to say it was stopping the advertisement on Monday, apparently after a fierce online response.

Their decision follows CNN's decision to block the ad.

Fox News has also pulled the ad.

CNN then replied to that post to explain why it had rejected the advertisement.

Fox News made a similar decision Monday. I termed it racist without reservation and said it is imperative for mainstream media to call out Trump for such divisive acts.

Reporters confronted Trump about the ad as he was headed to a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio.

Speaking before boarding Air Force One yesterday, he said: "You're telling me something I don't know about. And they certainly are effective, based on the numbers that we're seeing".

"Well, a lot of things are offensive. Those are the facts.", wrote CNN's communications department.

The tweet ended with an emoji of an apple, an apparent reference to CNN's own ad campaign where it compares inaccurate news coverage to someone insisting that a banana is an apple.

Donald J. Trump for President, the account tied to the president's Facebook advertising, spent up to $94,000 to promote the caravan commercial on the social network, and it reached up to 6.65 million people in the past two days.

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