NBC pulls Donald Trump ad accused of spreading racist sentiments

It focused on a criminal illegal immigrant named Luis Bracamontes, who was convicted of killing two California police officers in 2014.

NBC says that "after further review", it will stop airing President Donald Trump's campaign advertisement that featured an immigrant accused of murder.

CNN had previously determined that the Trump campaign's advertisement was racist and declined to sell airtime for it.

NBC aired a 30-second version of the video during their Sunday Night Football broadcast but subsequently distanced themselves from it on Monday morning.

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

A source familiar with the matter told CBS News the ad was produced by the Trump campaign, with an ad buy of $1.5 million across TV and digital platforms.

"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", an NBC spokesperson said in a statement to CNN, which has declined to run the ad at all.

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FOX News has also chose to no longer air the advertisement.

The ad, however, is not factual.

Trump's broader argument in the ad is obvious: we don't know who is coming into our country.

Facebook was the latest to announce the decision. "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.

Unsurprisingly, Trump's reelection campaign manager, Brad Parscale, was none too pleased. He said the media was trying to control what you see and think. 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".

In a statement about its own refusal to play the ad, CNN's communications team tweeted that "CNN has made it abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist".

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