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Pro-Trump ad at SL Green building had a short life

Billboard comes down after one day amid complaints
February 07, 2018 10:15AM

A Times Square digital ad attacking news organizations was removed after one day because the landlord, SL Green Realty, received several complaints.

The ad read “Fake News” — the favored Trumpian term for news the President doesn’t like — along with the names of several media outlets including NBC, the New York Times and CNN. The Committee to Defend the President, a pro-Trump PAC, paid for the ad, the New York Daily News reported.

“The building owner received multiple complaints to remove the ad and, per their agreement, they reserve the right to cancel any campaign that receives complaints or negative feedback,” a representative of Viacom, the company managing the billboard, wrote in an email to the PAC.

SL Green recently sold a 43 percent stake in the tower to German insurer Allianz.

Company founder Stephen Green’s brother is Democratic politician and former public advocate Mark Green. [NYDN]Konrad Putzier