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NBC, Fox News Pulling Trump's Anti-Caravan Ad

05 November 2018

Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, tweeted that NBC News, CNN and Facebook had chosen "to stand with those illegall in this country".

The ad compares his behavior to members of the caravan, which mostly comprises adults and children who plan to legally seek asylum at ports of entry into the U.S. The video then urges viewers to "vote Republican" before a voiceover from Trump says he approves the message.

NBC and Fox News Channel both said Monday that they will stop airing President Trump's campaign advertisement that featured an immigrant convicted of murder.

Although Fox will not show the ad going forward, the network did air the ad over the weekend before deciding to pull the plug on Monday.

"After further review, we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have made a decision 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 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.

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Now, Fox News and Facebook have made a decision to pull the plug on it too.

"Dangerous illegal criminals like cop killer Luis Bracamontes don't care about our laws", the ad said, even though there is no known connection between Bracamontes and the migrant caravan.

On Monday Facebook said it had blocked the advert from receiving "paid promotion".

"This ad violates Facebook's advertising policy against sensational content so we are rejecting it", the company said in a statement. "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. 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". "Those are the facts.", wrote CNN's communications department.

NBC, Fox News Pulling Trump's Anti-Caravan Ad