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Why the AT&T-Time Warner Deal Faces a Political Firewall

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Donald Trump said he would block the AT&T Inc.-Time Warner Inc. tie-up if he becomes president, arguing that such media combinations leave too much power concentrated among too few companies, including ones he says are hostile to his presidential bid and rigging the election for Hillary Clinton.

The Republican commented during a speech on Saturday in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, billed as an unveiling of Trump’s “contract with the voter” and prospective actions for his first 100 days. It was heavy on themes and policies outlined earlier in the campaign. They included building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, renegotiating trade deals, repealing Obamacare and reversing the executive actions of President Barack Obama.