Saturday, 17 November, 2018

NBC pulls Trump's anti-immigration ad after SNF airing

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Sunday Nov. 4 2018 in Chattanooga Tenn President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Sunday Nov. 4 2018 in Chattanooga Tenn
Stacy Diaz | 05 November, 2018, 23:01

"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", Joe Benarroch, a spokesperson for NBC's advertising sales department, said in a statement Monday.

"Upon further review, Fox News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network", ad sales president Marianne Gambelli said in a statement. The ad appears to be an attempt to tie the caravan of migrants and refugees seeking asylum in the United States to Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who shot and killed two sheriff's deputies in 2014.

Trump's reelection campaign didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

"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.

That drew a public rebuke from the president's son, Donald J. Trump Jr.

CNN quickly condemned the ad, running multiple articles that condemned the ad and the 2016 GOP election strategy in general as "racist". Parscale didn't mention Fox News. Enjoy. Remember this on Tuesday.

The 30-second ad used the story of Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented Mexican immigrant convicted of murdering two Sacramento, California, police officers in 2014, to stoke fears about what the migrant caravan could bring to America. The ad said Trump and his allies will protect the border and urges viewers to "vote Republican". It is akin to blaming Republicans for criminals who entered the country illegally under Presidents Trump or George W. Bush. And media coverage of the caravan, which has been traveling north from Honduras over the past month, has revealed its participants are men, women and children who are fleeing violence, poverty and political repression.

"So @nbc and @Comcast aired that racist Trump caravan commercial during the football game". Facebook's rules bar ads from containing "shocking, sensational, disrespectful or excessively violent content".

Facebook also announced Monday that the ad violated its advertising policy.