CNN PR Fires Back at Don Jr. Blasting Network for Not Running New Trump Ad: ‘This Ad Is Racist’


Donald Trump Jr. went after CNN this morning for refusing to run a new ad from the Trump campaign, and the network fired back.

Earlier this week the President tweeted out a new ad featuring Luis Bracamontes, who was deported after entering the country illegally but later came back to the U.S.. The ad accuses Democrats of letting him back in, but additional reporting on the ad found he returned under the Bush administration.

The ad also linked Bracamontes to the migrant caravan President Trump has made one of the key political issues of his final midterms message. Several CNN anchors trashed the ad as racist and inaccurate.

Don Jr. tweeted out a similar ad this morning and said, “CNN refused to run this ad… I guess they only run fake news and won’t talk about real threats that don’t suit their agenda. Enjoy. Remember this on Tuesday.”

Well, CNN PR ended up responding and saying, “CNN has made it abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist. When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined. Those are the facts.”

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