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Trump Made A Campaign Ad So Racist Even Fox News Refused To Run It

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Yes, you read that right. Donald Trump made a campaign ad for the midterm elections that was so overtly and blatantly racist that even Fox News refused to broadcast it.

This is the same Fox News that recently displayed a patently racist anti-Obama message during one of its so-called news segments. It is the same Fox News that is covering the story of the migrant caravan, a huddle of poor and far away refugees, wall-to-wall as though it’s the crisis of the century. And this campaign ad was so horrific that even they said it was too much.

It wasn’t just Fox. Major television networks including CNN, NBC and even Facebook all agreed that the ad was inapproproriate. This is highly unusual, especially with agreement across the political spectrum of media organizations like this. It is truly breath-taking.

As you could probably predict, the source of the controversy is the Trump campaign’s inflammatory portrayal of immigrants as a violent threat to the sanctity of everything American. It is a 30-second ad which fits nicely alongside the incendiary rhetoric Trump and his team have been churning out as of late surrounding issues of immigration, refugees and the migrant caravan. It has been widely condemned as both misleading and racist.

NBC and Facebook both ran the ad for a time over the weekend but were greeted with a substantial backlash from disgusted viewers and announced on Monday that it would be removed, saying they had noticed all of a sudden that it fell short of their minimum advertising standards. CNN refused to air it to begin with.

As for Fox News, the network’s president of ad sales, Marianne Gambelli, said that Fox would also stop airing the ad from Sunday onwards. “It will not appear on either Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network,” she wrote in a statement released over the weekend.

When asked about it, the President pled his innocence, saying he had no idea what reporters were talking about. He was confronted with the issue just before boarding Air Force One on Monday, and he said: “You’re telling me something I don’t know about. We have a lot of ads, and they certainly are effective, based on the numbers that we’re seeing.”

The reporters went on to point out that, regardless of how effective the Trump campaign might have been so far (though that assertion is, in itself, highly questionable) the ad is clearly offensive, to which Trump replied: “A lot of things are offensive. Your questions are offensive a lot of times so, you know.”


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