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Budweiser Super Bowl commercial plunges into (uncomfortable) immigration debate

Budweiser Super Bowl commercial plunges into (uncomfortable) immigration debate

A minute-long Budweiser Super Bowl commercial that beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev created as a tribute to its immigrant founder has turned out to be more timely — and perhaps more provocative — than the company first envisioned.

The stylized commercial dramatizes Adolphus Busch’s arrival in the U.S. from Germany in 1857. At one point early in the commercial, crusty men shout at the young immigrant: “You’re not wanted here,” and “Go back home.”

The ad, titled “Born the Hard Way,” was developed in early 2016 and shot in New Orleans in October — several weeks before the presidential election. On Friday, President Trump issued...

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