President Trump says it's not his campaign ad that's offensive, it's questions about the ad that are.
On Monday, Trump was asked about decisions by NBC, Facebook, and even Fox News to no longer run an ad from the Trump campaign, which connected an undocumented immigrant convicted of murder to the caravan of migrants coming from Central America to seek asylum in the United States. CNN had decided not to run the ad after deeming it racist, and NBC pulled it after airing it on Sunday, calling it "insensitive."
Trump didn't seem to know which ad the reporter was referring to, but he brushed off concerns about its contents. "A lot of things are offensive," he said. "Your questions are offensive a lot of times." This seems to be Trump's favorite new way of responding to reporters — on Friday, he responded to a question about whether his rhetoric is creating violence by saying, "You're creating violence by your question."
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Trump also seemed to suggest that all of his ads are fine, as evidenced by the fact that they work. He explained, "We have a lot of ads, and they certainly are effective based on the numbers that we're seeing." Watch Trump's comments below. Brendan Morrow
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