Donald Trump misses golf and gets mad at Time Warner Cable

Donald Trump is not happy about missing golf on CBS this past weekend.
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Donald Trump couldn’t watch golf this weekend, and boy is he mad!

The real estate mogul took to Twitter to blast Time Warner Cable for not having reached an agreement to carry media properties owned by CBS including WCBS-TV New York, which was carrying PGA golf.

“Time Warner, I am going to be switching many of my buildings to another service—this is ridiculous!” Trump tweeted Monday. He also complained that Time Warner Cable wasn’t giving “major discounts” to subscribers.

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In a statement, Time Warner Cable said, “We’re sorry Mr Trump is upset but we would hope that, as a businessman, he understands why we’re focused on keeping our costs down so we can keep our customers’ bills reasonable.”

So far, Time Warner Cable and CBS have resisted calls from politicians and regulators to put the signals back on while they negotiate, so it seems unlikely that “The Donald” will have any sway.

Nonetheless it’s good to know that it’s not just the common folk who are being held hostage by the CBS-Time Warner Cable distribution fight of 2013.


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