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Trump campaign says CNN refuses to run ad touting success

Trump campaign says CNN refuses to run ad touting success

The narrator in the ad then says, "You wouldn't know it from watching the news".

It's becoming clear that the 2020 presidential election campaign, already under way as evidenced by television ads, could very well be a war between the sitting president, Donald Trump, and the media, which he describes as "fake news" for its powerful ties to Democratic Party politics. "President Trump promised to make America great again, and he is fulfilling his promise to you".

"This is censorship pure and simple", Executive Director Michael Glassner said in a statement.

CNN is refusing to run a Donald Trump ad marking the president's 100 days in office because it refers to the mainstream media as "fake news".

McDaniel called on CNN to "allow the ad to be aired and apologize for their attempt to block the president's message".

CNN confirmed the campaign's accusation on Tuesday morning, stating that the ad is false because the "mainstream media is not fake news". Beneath the voiceover, a montage image of five journalists from various networks - including CNN's Wolf Blitzer - is embedded behind the term he so often likes to use: "Fake News".

"Per our policy, it will be accepted only if that graphic is deleted", it said.

It's no secret Trump does not hold CNN in particularly high esteem.

Over their faces is a flashing graphic which reads "Fake news".

The ad, however, was apparently rejected by CNN and the Trump team is now accusing the network of intentionally stifling any good news from the White House because it doesn't fit their narrative.

Interesting: CNN protests not on behalf of CNN, but on behalf of "the mainstream media". The network defended its decision in a statement, saying it objected to the "fake news" characterization.

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