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CNN refused to air Trump's 'First 100 Days' ad because of its 'fake news' reference


CNN announced Tuesday that it would not be airing President Trump's ad concerning his first 100 days in office because it contained an image referring to certain media outlets as "fake news," Business Insider reported

The ad contained a graphic that depicted a series of different news anchors including MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and CNN's own Wolf Blitzer side-by-side with the words "fake news" emblazoned over their faces in big, red letters. 

CNN released its statement via Twitter. 

"CNN requested that the advertiser remove the false graphic that says the mainstream media is 'fake news,'" the network said in a statement. "The mainstream media is not fake news, and therefore the ad is false. Per our policy, it will be accepted only if that graphic is deleted. Those are the facts."

The Trump campaign referred to the choice as "shameful," saying that, "It's clear that CNN is trying to silence our voice and censor our free speech because it doesn't fit their narrative."

First 100 Days

WATCH | Here's Trump's ad.

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