President Trump on Tuesday said his administration is “watching Google very closely” to see if the search giant will try to impact the 2020 presidential election.
The president said Google CEO Sundar Pichai told him the company didn’t influence the 2016 election, but the president suggested without evidence that the company is trying to “illegally subvert” his reelection campaign and cited a former Google employee who alleges the company fired him over his politically conservative views.
“@sundarpichai of Google was in the Oval Office working very hard to explain how much he liked me, what a great job the Administration is doing, that Google was not involved with China’s military, that they didn’t help Crooked Hillary over me in the 2016 Election, and that they are NOT planning to illegally subvert the 2020 Election despite all that has been said to the contrary,” Trump tweeted.
“It all sounded good until I watched Kevin Cernekee, a Google engineer, say terrible things about what they did in 2016 and that they want to ‘Make sure that Trump losses in 2020.’ Lou Dobbs stated that this is a fraud on the American public. @peterschweizer stated with certainty that they suppressed negative stories on Hillary Clinton, and boosted negative stories on Donald Ttump. All very illegal. We are watching Google very closely!”
Read more at The Hill.