Trump ‘Hated’ Original Clincher Ad, Pressed Aides For Anti-Immigrant One

FORT WAYNE, IN - NOVEMBER 05: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally for Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun at the County War Memorial Coliseum November 5, 2018 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Braun is ... FORT WAYNE, IN - NOVEMBER 05: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally for Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun at the County War Memorial Coliseum November 5, 2018 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Braun is facing first-term Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) in tomorrow's midterm election. Trump is campaigning nationwide in an effort to bolster GOP prospects. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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President Donald Trump was unhappy with the final midterm advertisement his campaign produced with a glowing message about the economy and instead pushed aides to adopt a hardline anti-immigration message as the final argument before midterms, CNN reported.

That’s how the controversial immigration ad — which CNN deemed too “racist” to run and Fox and NBC recently pulled off the air — came to fruition, two Republican sources told CNN.

“He hated it,” one Republican official told CNN of the original ad.

While Trump had initially approved the positive economic ad, he later backtracked, claiming it was not “sufficient or the right approach,” in CNN’s words.

Trump was also reportedly vexed that the economy ad didn’t include footage of him, according to CNN.

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