NBC, Fox, and Facebook pull 'insensitive' Trump anti-immigration ad

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Sunday Nov. 4 2018 in Chattanooga Tenn

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Sunday Nov. 4 2018 in Chattanooga Tenn

"After further review, we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have chose to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible", Joe Benarroch, a spokesperson for NBC's advertising sales department, said in a statement Monday. The ad said Trump and his allies will protect the border and urges viewers to "vote Republican".

Earlier, CNN had rejected the same ad, declaring it "racist".

A commercial that aired during Sunday's National Football League game between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers caused quite a firestorm.

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

"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 an NBC spokesman, Joe Benarroch.

Fox News, meanwhile, chose to pull the ad on Sunday and said as much the following day.

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Fox News was not immediately reachable for further comment.

Facebook has also made a decision to stop selling advertising space to the clip, although users will still be able to share it on their accounts.

The backlash against President Trump's anti-illegal immigration ad linking the approaching caravan with a cop killer has become so severe that CNN refused to air it, later prompting both Fox News and NBC to pull it after airing. The #FakeNewsMedia and #PaloAltoMafia are trying to control what you see and how you think. "While the video is allowed to be posted on Facebook, it can not receive paid distribution", it said.

NBC, after being criticized for running the ad during Sunday Night Football, pulled it. Facebook has reportedly stopped running the ad, and even Fox News pulled it too.

A longer version of the ad, not run on NBC, included the false claim that Democrats "let [Brancamontes] into our country" and "let him stay".

On criticism that the advert might be offensive, the U.S. president added: "A lot of things are offensive". The cable newswers that Trump slams incessently as the megaphone of "Fake News" added that "When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined".

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