Facebook pulls Trump ad TV networks took off the air

US President Donald Trump has been campaigning across the country

Meanwhile, NBC is under fire for airing a racist political ad paid for by President Donald Trump's campaign during its broadcast of Sunday Night Football.

NBC will no longer be playing the ad during "Sunday Night Football", the network has announced.

CNN said it was made "abundantly clear" through its coverage that the ad was racist and declined to air it when the campaign sought to buy airtime.

Before heading to the first of his three pre-election day rallies today, President Donald Trump spoke to reporters and got a question about the ad that networks either refused to run or pulled entirely.

Marianne Gambelli, president of ad sales for Fox News, said in a statement to CNN and NBC News, "Upon further review, Fox News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network".

The ad, as IJR previously noted, warned of criminal migrants coming to the United States and showed footage of the migrant caravan coming from Central America.

Watch above, via Fox News.

"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.

CNN had rejected the same ad, declaring it racist. In a remarkable omission, the ad fails to mention that the killer, Luis Brocamontes, entered the country illegally during the George W. Bush administration (that's a Republican, for those keeping track at home) and was arrested and released in 1998 by the Maricopa County sheriff's department led by Joe Arpaio, whom the president pardoned.

Many have compared the caravan commercial to the infamous Willie Horton ad during the 1988 presidential campaign that damaged the prospects of Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis. Under its rules, ads must not contain shocking, sensational, disrespectful or excessively violent content. "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.

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