Asked by Squawk Box host Joe Kernen for his view on whether tech companies should be broken up, he began on a personal note.
“Well, I can tell you they discriminate against me,” Trump said. “People talk about collusion. The real collusion’s between the Democrats and these companies. They were so against me during my election run. Everyone said, ‘If you don’t have ’em, you can’t win.’ Well, I won, you know, and I’ll win again.”
When Trump quickly moved on to another topic, Kernen brought the conversation back to Big Tech, asking the president if he felt antitrust laws should be updated to reflect the current marketplace realities. A Congressional committee is holding hearings about the business practices of tech firms, and the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are reportedly set to launch probes into Amazon and Google.
“There’s something going on, Joe,” Trump said. “They’re great companies, but there’s something going on.”