Donald Trump: Deals Like AT&T-Time Warner Merger ‘Destroy Democracy’

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Donald Trump came out strongly against the pending AT&T-Time Warner merger at a campaign stop Saturday in Gettysburg, Penn.

The Republican presidential candidate characterized the potential combination as “a deal we will not approve in my administration because it’s too much concentration of power in the hands of too few.”

Trump also came out swinging against Comcast, threatening to unwind its previous acquisition of NBC Universal.

“Additionally, Comcast’s purchase of NBC concentrates far too much power in one massive entity that is trying to tell the voters what to think and what to do,” said Trump, who once had a series on NBC’s primetime lineup, “The Apprentice.” “Deals like this destroy democracy.”

“We’ll look at breaking those deals up like that and other deals like that. This should have never ever been approved in the first place. They are trying to poison the mind of the American voter.”

In addition, Trump had harsh words for Amazon, where founder Jeff Bezos is also owner of The Washington Post, a newspaper that has drawn previous criticism from the presidential candidate. He alleged that the company isn’t paying billions of dollars in taxes, giving Amazon an unfair advantage over struggling department stores all over the country.

In his speech, Trump also indicated he intended to sue after the election the women who are alleging he sexually assaulted them.

Trump is expected to make several speeches this weekend in Pennsylvania, a critical battleground state for him in his bid to claim the presidency over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.