Published: Tue, November 06, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Facebook pulls Trump ad TV networks took off the air

Facebook pulls Trump ad TV networks took off the air

The commercial, which many have branded as racist, then urges viewers to "vote Republican".

While Trump had initially approved the positive economic ad, he later backtracked, claiming it was not "sufficient or the right approach", in CNN's words.

NBC, which screened the advert during top-rated programme Sunday Night Football, and Facebook, which both ran the ad over the weekend, subsequently reversed their decision after widespread criticism, while CNN refused to screen it at all, describing it as "racist".

NBC also said on Monday that it was yanking the spot.

So either Fox News has made a decision to join the #Resistance, or the ad truly is a xenophobic stain on this nation's politics.

"CNN has made it abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist".

Facebook is blocking the ad from being promoted through its paid distribution network, according to reports.

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The advertisement includes footage of Luis Bracamontes, a twice-deported illegal immigrant from Mexico sentenced to death in California for killing two police officers, alongside images of so-called migrant caravans that have drawn attention in recent weeks. Sports and politics are and always have been intertwined; the only question is whether you as a fan agree with the messages.

Fox News, NBC and Facebook have pulled a Trump campaign ad branded racist, which equates a convicted Mexican murderer with Central American migrants en route to the United States border.

Trump was unconcerned by the ad's removal, calling it "effective" and dismissing the networks' concerns.

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.

The Trump ad was rejected by several TV networks including CNN and Fox News over its racially-motivated content, but NBC opted to allow it to air.

Trump's reelection campaign didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment. "When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined", CNN tweeted back at Trump Jr.

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