Fox News refused to air a TV ad blasting President Donald Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic during the Republican National Convention, telling the labor union funding it that it was inaccurate.
The 30-second spot from the American Federation of Teachers’ super PAC, AFT Solidarity, slams Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for what the union says is failure to provide adequate personal protective equipment to educators and plan for a safe return to public schools during the coronavirus outbreak.
“Enough is enough,” the ad says. “This November, say ‘no’ to Trump and McConnell’s chaos.”
Fox News told HuffPost that it informed the union’s representatives that it would air ad if the union corrected what it considered a questionable claim.
“FOX News did not reject the ad,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement. “The network asked for AFT to revise the ad for accuracy and is waiting for the updated copy.”