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    Networks Pull ‘Racist’ Trump Campaign Ad

    NBC saw an immediate backlash after airing the controversial 30-second spot during a Sunday Night Football game. The ad, which depicts convicted murderer and twice-deported undocumented Mexican immigrant Luis Bracamontes alongside images of Latin American migrants, drew comparisons to George H.W. Bush’s infamous 1988 “Willie Horton” spot that was widely condemned as racist. CNN refused to air it, while NBC and Fox have since pulled the ad. Facebook allowed it to be posted, but barred paid distribution. President Trump downplayed the controversy, saying, “A lot of things are offensive.”

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