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Trump Campaign Accuses CNN of ‘Censorship’ in Rejecting Ad: ‘Epitomizes’ Fake News

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The Trump campaign is calling it “censorship pure and simple” that CNN is refusing to air their ad celebrating the first 100 days of Donald Trump‘s presidency.

Trump’s team put out a statement earlier today blasting CNN as “fake news” again when the network wouldn’t let the ad run on their airspace. CNN’s public relations division responded by saying that they took issue with the commercial for featuring a graphic decrying them and other news agencies as “fake news”:

The Trump camp took notice of this, and they offered this response:

In response to a claim today by CNN that it refused to run a TV ad by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. because “…the mainstream media is not fake news…”, executive director, Michael Glassner said, “This is censorship pure and simple. By rejecting our ad, CNN has proven that it supports censorship is biased and fears an opposing point of view. President Trump’s loyal supporters know the truth: The mainstream media mislead, misguide, deceive, and distract. CNN epitomizes the meaning of fake news and has proven it by rejecting our paid campaign ad.”

And they’re now promoting the video as the “ad CNN refuses to air.”

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