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NBC, Fox, stop airing Trump’s racist ad

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Luis Bracamontes Immigrant

Fox News said Monday it has stopped airing the controversial political ad paid for by President Donald Trump's campaign, which likens members of the Central American migrant caravan to a man convicted of killing police officers in the U.S.

NBC was first to announce its decision, doing so after a backlash over its decision to show the 30-second spot during "Sunday Night Football". The ad drew a comparison between Bracamontes and the thousands of migrants who are now fleeing Central America and making their way to the United States-Mexico border (aka the "caravan").

"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.

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

CNN, however, turned the ad down from the beginning, calling it racist and refusing to sell airtime for it.

"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.

Watch above, via Fox News.

NBC later said it would pull the advertisement as soon as possible due to its "insensitive nature".

Facebook has also blocked the ad from being eligible for paid promotion, saying that it violated the social network's policy regarding "sensational content".

According to CNN's Brian Stelter, Fox News has decided it will no longer air the president's racist ad on either of its two cable news channels. "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.

Fox News, NBC and Facebook have pulled a Donald Trump campaign advert that has been widely condemned as racist.

"The #FakeNewsMedia and #PaloAltoMafia are trying to control what you see and how you think", he said, an apparent reference to Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters.

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