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NBC reverses course, decides to stop airing controversial Trump ad on immigration

NBC said Monday that it would stop airing a television ad produced by President Trump’s campaign committee that focuses on immigration, calling it “insensitive.”

The 30-second ad features images of Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented immigrant who was convicted of killing two sheriff’s deputies in California in 2014, and a migrant caravan moving through Mexico toward the U.S. border.

“Stop the caravan. Vote Republican,” the ad concludes.

CNN called the ad “racist” upon explaining its decision Saturday not to air it.

The spot appeared during the broadcast of a football game on NBC on Sunday night.

“After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible,” NBC said in a statement Monday.

In a tweet on Friday, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said the campaign was spending $1.5 million on the buy.

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