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Dem Senator: I Agree With Trump on Antitrust

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a fierce critic of Donald Trump on the campaign trail, suggested he agrees with the president-elect on antitrust issues.

At a Wednesday hearing on a proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) – a fierce Donald Trump critic – made a surprising statement: he agrees with Trump on something.

Blumenthal cited Trump’s opposition to the AT&T/Time Warner merger, and called Trump’s criticism “a classic antitrust analysis from the president-elect.

Blumenthal added: “Now, I’m a strong supporter of antitrust enforcement and I may well agree with Donald Trump.”

It’s a surprising statement from Blumenthal, whose 2016 reelection campaign suggested he would be a “last line of defense” against Trump’s “extremist” agenda in the Senate.

Trump also criticized Blumenthal, at an August rally, for lying about serving in Vietnam.

Blumenthal went on to say he found “appalling” Trump’s criticism of CNN coverage, which Blumenthal suggested may be one reason Trump opposes the proposed merger (Time Warner owns CNN).