NBC Pulls Trump Campaign Ads on Eve of Election
The move comes after the ad aired during ‘Sunday Night Football’ and received swift backlash.
NBC has pulled an infamous “migrant caravan” ad that ran during Sunday Night Football. The ad featured an undocumented immigrant who was convicted of murdering two sheriff’s deputies in California in 2014. Until Sunday night, the ad ran mostly on the Internet. CNN had rejected it, labeling it “racist.”
“After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible,” said an NBC spokesperson.
Fox News Has Also Now Pulled Trump’s Illegal Immigration Ad
“Fox News on Monday announced that it has pulled President Trump’s controversial immigration advertisement from its airwaves.
Fox ad sales president Marianne Gambelli told CNN the network on Sunday decided to pull the ad, which has been widely criticized for stoking anti-immigrant anxieties using false or misleading messages.
“Upon further review, FOX News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either FOX News Channel or FOX Business Network,” Gambelli told CNN’s Brian Stelter.
Fox News did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.”
TRIGGERED President Trump Runs Stunning Ad During Sunday Night Football, Urges ‘Vote Republican to Stop the Caravan’
President Trump aired a hard hitting commercial during NBC’s broadcast of Sunday Night Football encouraging Americans to “vote Republican” to “stop the caravan” of 7,000 migrants marching through Central American and Mexico to the United States.
1. This generalization is both disgusting and disrespectful . Putting down a culture for your political agenda is unacceptable . And Donald Trump is endorsing it because of his view on the caravan ? I’m vexed . #CaravanaMigrante #DonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/ZDkQlz8Lxl
— Sandraliz Lorenzana (@QueenSandraliz) November 5, 2018
2. God damn you NBC for running Donald Trump’s lying, racist and psychotic ad about the caravan. You have absolutely no fucking right.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) November 5, 2018
3. So @nbc and @Comcast aired that racist Trump caravan commercial during the football game. Who made that decision? How did they decide it was ok? I am disgusted that you would air that after @cnn refused to air it because it is explicitly racist. Shame on you. @NBCNews
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) November 5, 2018
4. Holy Crap!!!!! Did everyone just see that Trump commercial about the caravan? What a travesty! There is no caravan coming. This scumbag president is ruling by fear just like Hitler. VOTE against every republican running. Make the Blue Wave happen. #Packers #Patriots #GBvsNE
— Giovanni I. Alabiso (@GiovanniAlabiso) November 5, 2018