NBC Under Fire for Airing Trump Ad That CNN Rejected as ‘Racist’

Monday morning, NBCU reversed course and said it would pull the 'insensitive' ad

The Sunday Night Football ad was a condensed version of the spot, focusing on Luis Bracamontes, that President Trump tweeted last week. Twitter: @realDonaldTrump

TV has been saturated with political ads in the run-up to Tuesday’s election, but NBC has found itself under fire for airing one in particular: a President Donald Trump campaign spot tying an undocumented immigrant convicted of killing two police officers in 2014 to the caravan of migrants fleeing Central America.

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