Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will break the monopoly of new media conglomerates, his campaign has asserted while alleging that they are attempting to influence US’ political process and helping his rival Hillary Clinton in the White House race.
“Donald Trump will break up the new media conglomerate oligopolies that have gained enormous control over our information, intrude into our personal lives, and in this election, are attempting to unduly influence America’s political process,” said Peter Navarro, senior economic advisor to Trump Campaign.
Navarro said the very corporations that have gained from shipping America’s factories and jobs offshore are the very same media conglomerates now pushing Hillary Clinton’s agenda.
She is the official candidate of the multinational ruling elite, he alleged.
“NBC, and its Clinton megaphone MSNBC, were once owned by General Electric, a leader in offshoring factories to China. Now NBC has been bought by Comcast, which is specifically targeting the Chinese market – even as Comcast’s anchors and reporters at MSNBC engage in their Never Trump tactics,” he alleged.
“AT&T, the original and abusive “Ma Bell” telephone monopoly, is now trying to buy Time Warner and thus the wildly anti-Trump CNN.
Donald Trump would never approve such a deal because it concentrates too much power in the hands of the too and powerful few,” he said.
“The New York Times strings are being pulled by Mexico’s Carlos Slim, a billionaire who benefits from NAFTA and supports Hillary Clinton’s open border policies,” he said.
“Amazon, which controls the Washington Post, profits from the flow of illegally subsidized foreign products through its distribution channels. Lower costs mean higher margins — no matter if bad trade deals lead to massive unemployment in America,” he added.
“This oligopolistic realignment of the American media along ideological and corporate lines is destroying an American democracy that depends on a free flow of information and freedom of thought,” Navarro said.
“Donald Trump will drain the swamp of corruption and collusion, standing against this trend and standing for the American people,” he said.