Published: Wed, June 05, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Preisdent Trump recommends boycotting AT&T over 'fake news'

Preisdent Trump recommends boycotting AT&T over 'fake news'

Noting CNN's huge ratings drop, Trump suggested that AT&T should act to change the network. Noting that the president investigated the possibility of litigation and using the Department of Justice to halt the AT&T-Time Warner merger, Cuomo said the president "would use his power to punish" the thousands of families that depend on AT&T paychecks "out of spite".

President Donald Trump slammed CNN's coverage of his state visit to the United Kingdom, complaining the cable news network is the only one available for viewing and it's reporting is "negative" and 'fake news.' 'Just arrived in the United Kingdom. The stock surged in early trading and closed up 1.67% for the day.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter after arriving in London Monday, calling on AT&T to "do something" about "unfair" he believes he receives on CNN. "Why doesn't owner @ATT do something?", he tweeted. "When the World watches [CNN] it gets a false picture of USA".

"After watching it for a short while, I turned it off".

AT&T couldn't immediately be reached for comment. In a subsequent tweet, Trump took it a step further - speculating that a boycott of AT&T could pressure the company to intervene at CNN.

The Trumps arrive at Buckingham Palace, meet the Queen
The youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was clicked running around in the garden with a twig in his hand. Last night was the first time Kate had donned the sash, which is to be worn at formal occasions such as stater dinners.

As is so often the case in the Trump years, his tweets shattered norms but were not taken very seriously.

Trump has repeatedly been vocal about his dissatisfaction with CNN's coverage of him and his administration.

AT&T executives expected that Trump would single out the company for its ownership of CNN at some point, according to a source familiar with the matter.

A judge ultimately ruled in favor of letting the acquisition continue and it was completed in June 2018. "For the president to try to tilt the marketplace in favor of one outlet or another is unsafe to our democracy and the marketplace of ideas", Gene Kimmelman, a former Justice Department antitrust official, told the Washington Post.

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