Trump, Once a Critic of AT&T Mega-merger, Praises CEO Randall Stephenson for ‘really a Top Job'

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson for doing "really a top job," only months after he dinged the company's proposed mega-merger with Time Warner as an "example of the power structure I'm fighting."Trump lavished the Dallas-based telecom giant with praise at a White House confab on emerging technologies like drones and 5G wireless.With Stephenson seated to his right, Trump said AT&T was "like two companies" -- "you started, then it was made different by government and now here you are again." The president added that such a reinvention over the years was "not easy to do.""Most companies would've just disappeared," Trump said. "And you didn't disappear."  Continue reading...

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