Will & Grace's Debra Messing Slams NBC for Airing 'Disgusting, Racist' Political Ad

US President Donald Trump has been campaigning across the country

NBC announced it will stop showing an anti-immigration campaign advertisement approved by President Donald Trump's campaign that features a migrant caravan making its way toward the United States.

The president tweeted out a video of the ad on October 31, and the ad aired during "Sunday Night Football", which is one of the most watched programs on television, regularly averaging more than 10 million viewers. "President Trump and his allies will protect our border and keep our families safe", according to the ad, which urges viewers to vote Republican.

"After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have made a decision to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible", NBC Universal said in a statement.

Fox News made a similar decision Monday.

Fox News was not immediately reachable for further comment.

CNN called out the ad as blatantly "racist" in replying to critical tweets from Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, who charged that the network would "only run fake news and won't talk about real threats".

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Taylor was assigned to Utah Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters, Draper , Utah. His last Facebook post , on October 28, highlighted a successful election in Afghanistan.

"A lot of things are offensive", he told reporters before departing for a series of campaign rallies.

NBC and Facebook also said on Monday that they would no longer show the ad.

CNN had earlier declined to run the ad, deeming it racist.

But the video remains posted, for example, on a Facebook page for the campaign manager for Trump's 2020 reelection campaign and has since been shared on Trump's official Facebook page.

The 30-second ad used the story of Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented Mexican immigrant convicted of murdering two Sacramento, California, police officers in 2014, to stoke fears about what the migrant caravan could bring to America. It is akin to blaming Republicans for criminals who entered the country illegally under Presidents Trump or George W. Bush.

Mr Parscale said the media was trying to control what Americans see and think. Under its rules, ads must not contain shocking, sensational, disrespectful or excessively violent content.

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