Trump campaign surprised White House with statements on 5G: report

Trump campaign surprised White House with statements on 5G: report
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The White House was reportedly caught off guard last week when the Trump campaign backed a plan to give the government a role in managing next-generation wireless technology, known as 5G, in the U.S.

Axios reported Sunday that there was "widespread confusion" inside the Trump administration as well as "mass uncertainty" after the Trump campaign appeared to back the proposal.


"Lots of policy folks were caught off guard," a senior Trump administration official told Axios. 

The confusion came after Politico reported Friday that the Trump campaign was supporting the plan to allow the government to control 5G airwaves and lease access to private wireless providers. 

“A 5G wholesale market would drive down costs and provide access to millions of Americans who are currently underserved. This is in line with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump endorses former White House physician Ronny Jackson for Congress Newly released emails reveal officials' panic over loss of credibility after Trump's Dorian claims Lindsey Graham thanks Trump, bemoans 'never-ending bull----' at South Carolina rally  MORE’s agenda to benefit all Americans, regardless of geography," Kayleigh McEnany, a Trump 2020 campaign spokeswoman, told Politico.