President Donald Trump thinks “obviously there is something going on in terms of monopoly” regarding major tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon, he said during an interview with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday, June 10.
Initially asked if he thought Facebook, Google, and Amazon are too big now and should be broken up, Trump said, “Well, I can tell you they discriminate against me.” Trump then veered away from potential antitrust actions against the companies and into his campaign’s use of the platforms.
“You know people talk about collusion. The real collusion is between the Democrats and these companies, cause they were so against me during my election run, everybody said if you don’t have them, you can’t win,” Trump said. “Well I won, you know, and I’ll win again, because we’re doing well, and we’re not the fools anymore, we’re not the foolish country that does so badly.”
Google, Facebook, and Twitter have come under increasing scrutiny from conservatives who claim that the platforms discriminate against them and their politics. The companies have in recent months taken steps to crack down on hate speech and white supremacist content, adding to previous efforts to limit the spread of misinformation.