Trump Says AT&T-Time Warner Merger Is ‘Not Good for the Country’

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing from the south lawn of the White House

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that AT&T’s plan to merge with Time Warner is “not good for the country.”

Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn, Trump was responding to a reporter’s question on the deal that the Justice Department is seeking to block.

“Personally, I always felt that was a deal that’s not good for the country,” Trump said. “I’m not going to get involved. It’s in litigation.”

On the campaign trail last year, Trump said he thought the deal would concentrate too much power in one company. At a rally in Gettysburg, he said the deal would not be approved by his administration.

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block the deal on the grounds that it would harm consumers and have an anticompetitive effect.


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