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Trump takes on AT&T from foreign soil

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President Trump greeted London this morning by railing against CNN owner AT&T, essentially urging a consumer boycott:

"I believe that if people stoped using or subscribing to @ATT, they would be forced to make big changes at @CNN."

Why it matters: It may be the new normal, but I'm still jarred by an American president encouraging damage to a private business that employs hundreds of thousands of Americans. Let alone doing so from foreign soil.

  • It's also a reminder of why AT&T was so certain that political considerations were part of the Department of Justice's (unsuccessful) efforts to block its mega-merger with Time Warner, even though a judge did not allow those arguments to be made in court.

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