Fox News, Fox Business and NBC have all decided to pull a controversial campaign ad released by President Trump last week.
NBC pulled the ad first, telling CNN, “After further review,” NBC said, “we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible.”
Fox’s ad sales president Marianne Gambelli told the network, “Upon further review, Fox News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network.”
Facebook also let the ad run, but decided to pull it stating “this ad violates Facebook’s advertising policy against sensational content so we are rejecting it. While the video is allowed to be posted on Facebook, it cannot receive paid distribution.”
The President’s 2020 campaign manager blasted all the news outlets, saying they stand with people who have chosen to be in the country illegally.
So, @NBCNews @CNN @facebook have chosen to stand with those ILLEGALLY IN THIS COUNTRY. Instead of standing with LEGAL IMMIGRANTS and those that follow our laws. The #FakeNewsMedia and #PaloAltoMafia are trying to control what you see and how you think. STOP THE CARAVAN!
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) November 5, 2018
The President has not taken the controversial ad off Twitter and surprisingly, Twitter hasn’t taken steps to remove it.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018
Journalists from the Washington Post fact checked the ad after many stated it was factually incorrect and gave it “four Pinocchios” pointing out that:
“Trump’s ad claims that Democrats let Bracamontes in and that they let him stay. But the reality is that he snuck over the border under both a Democratic (Clinton) and a Republican (Bush) and was deported under both presidents. He returned again when a Republican (Bush) was president. Then he remained in the country through Obama’s term — but it was a Republican local official who dropped the pending case.
Pinning the blame on any political party for Bracamontes’s killing spree is a fool’s game. No one let him in, and no one let him stay; he kept sneaking back in and escaped notice until he murdered the police officers.”