The president said he would fight for the right to choose the cable providers he wanted to buy or not buy.
But he also made clear he doesn’t want to lose the cable industry and its customers, which are critical to the success of his administration.
Trump said Tuesday he would look to renegotiate the terms of any new deals with cable and phone companies, but he did not say how.
“We’re going to be very, very aggressive, very tough on the cable companies,” Trump said.
“If they don’t like that, I’m not going to renegotiating.”
Trump also said the United States should consider ending the $15 minimum wage, and he proposed that Congress fund a massive infrastructure investment over the next decade.
He said the U.S. could end the $200 billion in national debt if it took the time to do it.
“I’d do a big, big infrastructure investment,” Trump told a roomful of reporters.
“That’s why we’re going after that.
I don’t care if it’s in the military.
I’m going to do something with the debt.
And I’m doing a lot of things.”