This is old by internet standards, but fascinating nonetheless:
The latest Twitterverse kerfuffle was kicked up by an Axios report alleging consideration of “an unprecedented federal takeover of a portion of the nation’s mobile network to guard against China”. That’s an alarming claim, no matter what side of the political aisle you’re on. Axios is a relatively new publication, but they’ve made a name for themselves since their 2016 launch with a number high profile exclusives and well-sourced and researched pieces. This 5G report is well-sourced, but also takes a number of alarmist steps that ignore how the U.S. federal government actually functions.
Donald Trump seems to have three priorities: attempting to bolster his reputation, make himself money, and promote ethnic nationalism. That’s why he wasn’t opposed to single payer healthcare, using eminent domain, or perhaps even this 5G proposal being discussed. They don’t contradict those three priorities of his.