NBC Airs Trump’s Illegal Immigration Ad That CNN And Others Called Racist

David Krayden | Ottawa Bureau Chief

An illegal immigration ad from President Donald Trump’s team, which was vilified by CNN as “racist,” was aired during NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” broadcast.

As the New York Times reports, the ad, derived from material first shown on the president’s Twitter account, tells the story of illegal immigrant Luis Bracamontes, who was deported twice from the U.S., only to return and murder two police officers. (RELATED: Group Of Migrants Not Yet At US Border Sue Trump For Allegedly Violating Their Constitutional Rights)

NBC has not yet responded to questions from The Daily Caller about why the network decided to air the ad and if by airing it they did not consider it “racist.”

TOPSHOT - Salvadoran migrants embark on a journey in caravan to the United States, in San Salvador on Oct. 31, 2018. - Many Salvadoreans inspired by the much larger Honduran caravan already in Mexico and striving to reach the United States, are heading for the border with Guatemala in the hope of eventually realizing the "American dream" and reaching the US. (Photo by Marvin RECINOS / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARVIN RECINOS/AFP/Getty Images)

Salvadoran migrants embark on a journey in caravan to the United States, in San Salvador on Oct. 31, 2018. – Many Salvadoreans inspired by the much larger Honduran caravan already in Mexico are striving to reach the United States. / AFP) (Photo credit MARVIN RECINOS/AFP/Getty Images)

Reporters and anchors at NBC, as well as MSNBC, have recoiled at the ad, declaring that it is racist and insisting it is not fair to compare the Bracamontes case with the migrants heading for the U.S. border. Some groups within the migrant caravans have demonstrated violence against the Mexican border patrol and at least one migrant has admitted to a criminal past.

Salvadoran migrants embark on a journey in caravan to the United States, in San Salvador on October 31, 2018. (MARVIN RECINOS/AFP/Getty Images)

Salvadoran migrants embark on a journey in caravan to the United States, in San Salvador on Oct. 31, 2018. (MARVIN RECINOS/AFP/Getty Images)

“CNN has made it abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist,” CNN tweeted. “When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined.” (RELATED: Jeff Flake Calls On ‘Republicans Everywhere’ To Denounce New Trump Ad)

“Will and Grace” actress Debra Messing was upset with her network’s decision to air the immigration ad. She expressed shame in a tweet to her followers.

“I want you to know that I am ashamed that my network aired this disgusting racist ad,” she wrote. “It is the antithesis of everything I personally believe in, and what, I believe, our show is all about.”

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