President Donald Trump was always against a merger between AT&T and Time Warner, and he's always hated CNN. So the appearance that he was using his position to force Time Warner to ditch CNN to close the $85 billion deal made a strange, vindictive kind of sense.
Now, however, Trump is denying any attempts to exact revenge on his cable news nemesis.
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Trump said he “didn’t make that decision. That was made by a man who is actually a very respected person, a very, very respected person," Variety reported. Trump made the comments—likely about Justice Department antitrust chief Makan Delrahim—during his trip through Asia. Read more...More about Cnn, At T, Time Warner, Trump, and Business