US news outlets refuse to run Trump ad

News outlets refuse to run ad touting Trump's accomplishments, Lara Trump slams them for championing 1st amendment only when it suits them.

Eliran Aharon, Chana Roberts,

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
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Three US television channels joinedCNN in their refusal to air an ad from US President Donald Trump, claiming it to be "fake news."

NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN all refused to air an ad touting Trump's accomplishments in his first 100 days in office.

Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump slammed the news' outlets decision saying, "Faced with an ad that doesn't fit their biased narrative, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC have now all chosen to block our ad."

"This is an unprecedented act of censorship in America that should concern every freedom-loving citizen.

"Apparently, the mainstream media are champions of the First Amendment only when it serves their own political views."

The First Amendment asserts the freedom of speech in the U.S., as well as the freedom of the press.

Speaking to Fox News' Sean Hannity, Lara Trump said, "There are certain networks, the majority of the mainstream media throughout the country that refuse to report the facts."

"It's a great ad and it highlights all the wonderful things that have happened that you don't hear about everyday because some people don't watch Fox News. If you don't watch Fox, you probably aren't hearing all the great things the president has done."

In a statement explaining their decision, CNN said, "CNN requested that the advertiser remove the false graphic that the mainstream media is 'fake news. The mainstream media is not fake news, and therefore the ad is false and per policy will be accepted only if that graphic is deleted."

Among other things, the ad features television anchors with a "fake news" graphic superimposed over them.


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