"I didn't make that decision", Trump told reporters, The Washington Post reported.
AT&T Inc will not sell cable network CNN to win antitrust approval of its proposed $85.4 billion purchase of media company Time Warner Inc and will fight the government in court if a negotiated settlement is not reached, the wireless company's chief executive said on Thursday.
"Are we really going to make the (Justice Department) use antitrust law to force the sale of a cable channel because the President doesn't like its news coverage?" tweeted Jessica Rosenworcel, member of the Federal Communications Commission.
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The revelation of Trump's son-in-law controversial comments came days after the reports that the US Department of Justice was forcing Time Warner to sell CNN before eventually approving the telecom giant's merger with AT&T.
Representatives of Twenty-First Century Fox, AT&T and Time Warner, CNN's parent, declined comment.
The official the president referred to was DOJ anti-trust chief Makan Delrahim, a Trump appointee who has threatened to block the deal in court unless AT&T sells off either Turner Broadcasting or its DirecTV service-the latter option impossible as it would undermine the entire basis of the merger.
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Delrahim has said he prefers "structural" changes to a deal, like selling off assets, rather than having the government monitor a company's promises to abide by certain conditions, as was done with Comcast.
The corporate negotiations are political in part because Trump frequently calls out CNN as "fake news".
The head of the DOJ's antitrust division denied that the White House is involved in the transaction.
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The newspaper's source in the White House said that this was meant merely as a joke and Kushner did not mean to be taken seriously. Those remarks put AT&T and DOJ on a collision course, policy analysts said, which may lead to DOJ suing to block the deal.