NBC, Fox News, CNN stop airing Trump immigrant ad

Brenda Watkins
November 5, 2018

"Upon further review, Fox News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network", Marianne Gambelli, Fox News' president of advertisement sales, told CNN in a statement.

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.

The Trump-friendly network's decision comes after CNN made headlines on Saturday for refusing to air it and after NBC came under fire for running it during prime time on Sunday night. The 30-second commercial plays up the purported threat of foreign migrants entering the United States.

Trump was asked about the controversial ad on Monday before taking off on the campaign trail.

According to CNN's Brian Stelter, Fox News has decided it will no longer air the president's racist ad on either of its two cable news channels.

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"After further review, we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have chose to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible", said Joe Benarroch, a spokesperson for the network's advertising sales department, said. The ad, endorsed by President Donald Trump, was created to fire up fears of a migrant caravan headed toward the United States in advance of Tuesday's midterm elections.

Trump's broader argument in the ad is obvious: we don't know who is coming into our country.

Fox News, NBC and Facebook have pulled a Donald Trump campaign advert that has been widely condemned as racist. It then tries to paint the caravan of Central American refugees with a broad brush, suggesting that they too may be cop killers like Bacamontes, despite no evidence suggesting such. "While the video is allowed to be posted on Facebook, it can not receive paid distribution", a Facebook's spokesperson said in a statement to CNET.

Fox News made a similar decision Monday. When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined.

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