READ: CNN Communications Tweets to Donald Trump Jr.: ‘CNN Has Made It Abundantly Clear in Its Editorial Coverage That This Ad Is Racist’

Shut down.

Last week, Donald Trump unveiled a provocative new web ad that accuses Democrats of allowing an illegal immigrant, who later went on to kill a police officer, into the country.

Turns out that accusation isn’t true, of course, but that hasn’t stopped Trump and his boosters from sharing and promoting the ad, which has widely been derided as “racist.”

On Saturday, Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to excoriate CNN for not airing a shorter TV-ready version of the ad, saying “I guess they only run fake news.”

CNN was not going to let that slide without comment, and even got a little snarky with the president’s son:

https://twitter.com/CNNPR/status/1058735152963182592

People could not get enough of CNN’s clap back:

https://twitter.com/Gragae2/status/1058737306465533955

And went after Jr.

https://twitter.com/kes1doc_karen/status/1058761073132822528

But some felt CNN was being hypocritical.

And some didn’t find the ad — this version at least — racist.

https://twitter.com/Pomar_Rodriguez/status/1058925339173445634

https://twitter.com/ltd_adam/status/1059099258010386433

But there were also those who found CNN worthy of praise for not accepting ad money to air the ad in rotation on its network:

 

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