The Post is owned by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who has been the subject of President Trump's jabs in the past.
"There was talk that he spent so much money on it because he wanted to be close to her", said the source. "But the speculation is that he pulled the ad because it would be embarrassing because Lauren worked on the ads".
The game did a 44.9 overnight household rating, the lowest since 2009 when Super Bowl 43 between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals did a 42.1 overnight rating. It's speculated to have cost between $5 million and $10 million.
Fredrick Kunkle, a Post staff writer and co-chair of its union, also criticized the Super Bowl ad in a series of tweets.
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Nogales, a city of about 20,000 people, is largely reliant on Mexican shoppers and cross-border trade. Entry to the USA was not affected.
Post veteran Dan Zak also blasted the commercial with the response: "Now unfreeze our pensions, pay an equal wage, and strengthen maternity benefits".
The game was a snoozer, the halftime show predictable (unless you're a fan of Adam Levine's nipples) and the commercials were mostly bland. "Please leave us out of the beer wars".
The ad itself, about the important work of journalists gathering facts, left out some important facts.
Another Post reporter went after Bezos directly on Twitter following the airing of the ad. Indeed, the most-watched television event of the year isn't simply a football game, it's a platform for companies to tout their products to a massive amount of people at once.