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Trump Calls for Boycott of AT&T

Jun 3, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Donald Trump on Monday called for a boycott of AT&T as he unleashed a new volley in his war of words with AT&T subsidiary CNN.

Trump posted a message on his Twitter account saying: “I believe that if people stoped using or subscribing to @ATT, they would be forced to make big changes at @CNN, which is dying in the ratings anyway. It is so unfair with such bad, Fake News!”

Sending out his tweet from the U.K. during his state visit, he added: ”Why wouldn’t they act. When the World watches @CNN, it gets a false picture of USA. Sad!”

CNBC notes that reps for AT&T did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The report adds: “CNN has previously pushed back on Trump’s criticism. In a November 2017 tweet to the president, the network said: ‘It’s not CNN’s job to represent the U.S to the world. That’s yours.’”

CNBC also reports: “Trump has frequently attacked CNN’s coverage of him, dating to his time as a presidential candidate. On the campaign trail in 2016, he vowed to block AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, which included CNN among its most prominent assets.

“Indeed, the Trump Justice Department did challenge the blockbuster $85.4 billion deal. A federal judge had ruled last June that the merger was legal, but the DOJ appealed the next month, after the deal officially closed. Then, in February, a federal judge again ruled in AT&T’s favor and the Justice Department let the matter go.”

The report notes that House Democrats are “looking into whether Trump told his one-time top economic advisor Gary Cohn to use the Justice Department to block the AT&T-Time Warner deal. The White House in April denied lawmakers’ request for documents that might show whether Trump sought to intervene in the acquisition.”


  1. I believe the President is right. I think we need to get these self serving, left wing radical companies that call themselves news outlets to be honest and call them what they really are. They need to report the news, not editorialize it. They should do fair and equal investigations and report results fairly
    Shame on them. They are trying to control the news and the people just like the fascists did in the thirties, and we all know the result of that.

  2. Really? FOX News is not leaning far right? They are as dangerous as Trump. TYT and other YouTube channels is where I get my news. If you believe FOX News is the only thing on television telling the truth and every other news network is fake just maybe you need to burst your narrow minded bubble.

  3. I think you are already brain washed. If you think the news media is doing objective reporting, I guess you don’t know what objective reporting is. Do you think Hillary who smashed her cell phone and threw bleach on it after the FBI ordered her to give it to them wasn’t obstructing justice. Why wasn’t her campaign investigated for collusion? Why wasn’t millions spent on that investigation?
    Why did the news report that under Obama there was a crisis at the border, supported by Schumer, Pelosi and all the Democrats. When Trump gets in all of them including the media have amnesia.
    Just be fair to all. I don’t like everything Trump does or that Fox reports but he should be allowed to govern as he was elected to do.
    If the people are not happy with him by then, they can vote him out. Our do nothing congress and Senate need to put America first, and do their job and stop obsessing over Trump.

  4. All I know is that I’m sick of having a whining child for a president. THAT is embarrassing for the US

  5. Angelo, before you tell other people that they’re brainwashed, you may want to look in a mirror. Bluntly, you’re repeating “news stories” that simply aren’t true and then wondering why your fever fantasies aren’t getting covered by the mainstream media. You don’t want “objective reporting”, you just wants “news” that confirms your own pre-existing biases.
    While our news media are far from perfect, people like you who choose to believe nonsense that confirms their own pre-existing biases are an even bigger problem.

  6. When will our president stop sending tweets with type-o’s?

  7. All these comments missed the point AT&T conglomerate wants to tell you what you can see and not see because they’re so too greedy to make an agreement it’s all corporate greed and that’s the truth. In Trump is right the great president.

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