Fox News, NBC, CNN pull Trump campaign’s ad amid public outrage


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.

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 USA border.

Fox pulled the ad on Sunday "upon further review", said Marianne Gambelli, president of the network's ad sales department.

Former Trump adviser David Urban was also on the panel, and he agreed with Jones that the ad was a "terrible thing to run on" when the president could've spent more time talking about the economy.

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

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

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Fox News said it would also stop playing the ad.

CNN had already rejected the same ad, declaring it racist.

Facebook, too, announced Monday that the ad could not be a paid ad on the site, though users can still post it themselves.

Critics of the network say its hosts and commentators employ some of the same racist rhetoric and scare tactics that were used in the ad.

It's unclear why Fox News chose to drop the ad after running it six times (eight on Fox Business), but news of its decision came amid criticism that NBC aired the video during Sunday night football. "I don't know about it", he said. The ad attempts to stoke fear over a caravan of migrants traveling to the U.S. -Mexico border, tying the group to an immigrant convicted of murdering a police officer. When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined. This tweet was in response to a tweet by the president's son, Donald Trump Jr., in which he accused the network of "only run [ning] fake news" and not talking about "real threats that don't suit their agenda".