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So What Does a President Trump Mean For the Future of Cord Cutting?

donald-trump-cpac-2011Ok this is a slightly different topic than we typically cover, but I wanted to address the sheer number of emails and comments on our social media about the new President. As I am sure most know by now Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States this week.

That has raised a lot of questions and concerns about how a President Trump could affect cord cutting. To try and address these concerns I spent a lot of time going over his proposals to see if there is anything we should be worried or happy about.

After all my research I could not find anything for or against cord cutting in Donald Trump’s proposals. Donald Trump has made no proposals that would address such things as data caps, net neutrality, or other similar policies.

You could say that he is clearly no fan of the media. Some take that as a sign that he will be friendly to policies that would help cord cutters. Others have said he is friendly to business and that means he will be anti-cord cutting.

However, all of this is wild speculation, and if we learned anything this year is that wild speculation is typically wrong. What we do know is he is not like any Republican President the United States has ever had. So it would be unfair to say other Republicans think or did something and try to apply it to President Trump.

So my recommendation is not to jump to any conclusions. As of right now we know nothing, and when you look at the proposed changes in the first 100 days nothing on President-elect Trump’s list will impact cord cutters.

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26 Responses to So What Does a President Trump Mean For the Future of Cord Cutting?

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    mwsasser November 12, 2016 at 10:06 am #

    Anything pro or con is mere speculation at this point, most likely a simple emotional response. The truth is we know nothing at this point. It might not affect us at all.

    That said – he is for removing (trimming down) the huge mass of federal regulations. If thats true, it would be both good and bad. But in the long run it might help new companies enter the market.

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    Craig November 12, 2016 at 11:17 am #

    I truly believe the man is much smarter than most of the “emotionally charged” are giving him credit for…

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      FigaroPho November 15, 2016 at 12:22 am #

      Not according to a lot of people who’ve actually known him. His biographer says he struggles to read beyond a third grade level and has severe ADHD. I personally think that both of those things are pretty obvious.

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        Craig November 15, 2016 at 12:28 am #

        Which is why he’s a successful billionaire whose beat out 18 people for the presidency by sheer will-power. Makes sense to me! (In some alternate reality of which I know not.)

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        dman November 15, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

        If that’s the case, then he’s done more with his life than most people who can’t read past a third grade level.

        One might argue that he was given a handout by his father. Well the research shows that most people who win the lottery, go and blow it all and end up in debt. So having a large sum of money doesn’t automatically translate into success… it’s the person’s drive and what they do with that money that determines success.

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          Corinne November 16, 2016 at 8:57 am #

          Which is why he filed for bankruptcy 6 times.

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    John27 November 12, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

    Most of the people I know who cut the cord did so to stop paying the inflated salaries of the commie propagandists on CNN as much as they did it to lower their bill.

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      The Atheist Dude November 14, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

      Nailed it.

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      FigaroPho November 15, 2016 at 12:23 am #

      It’s so sad how many people have no clue what communism actually is and yet throw the word around with great authority.

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        John27 November 25, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

        Your ignorance of cultural Marxism is noted.

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    larmar November 12, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    Trump has criticized net neutrality, which would mean FCC rules that favor internet providers. Such as data limits, pay to play for access speeds, and a favorable climate for business consolidations.

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    Glynis November 12, 2016 at 8:04 pm #

    this is a Republican administration. What we do know is that whatever they do will not be good for the “little guy”. Just look at all the Wall Street bankers and lobbyists that are on his transition team.

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      mwsasser November 14, 2016 at 10:12 am #

      It might surprise you to find out that most Wall Street bankers are actually democrats.

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        FigaroPho November 15, 2016 at 12:26 am #

        It’s no surprise. The US economy is almost always significantly stronger under a Democratic president than a Republican. GOP POTUS’s tend to cause decreased economic activity (including massive recessions), higher unemployment, and lower buying power. Democratic POTUS’s tend to have lower unemployment, higher wages, increased buying power, and foster more international stability. Bankers hate uncertainty and Trump brings it in spades.

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          mwsasser December 16, 2016 at 8:10 am #

          That has to be the funniest post I’ve seen in weeks.

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        BWInOH November 29, 2016 at 10:11 pm #

        Not Jamie Dimon

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      Ghostmaker November 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

      Wall street was a huge contributor to Democrat pacs. Trump did not receive any money from them.

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        FigaroPho November 15, 2016 at 12:24 am #

        That’s because they’ve dealt with him. They know he’s a moron who only made his money by conning people. You know, the same way he got elected.

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    Florence Catherine November 13, 2016 at 3:18 am #

    Regulations that would impact cord cutting should be the least of his priorities.

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    Jerry November 13, 2016 at 10:55 am #

    Luke, one thing you didn’t mention and I feel is pertinent to the discussion is that Mr. Trump does not use a computer. He is likely not very well informed on “cord cutting” or most matters digital.

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      dman November 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

      “Does not use a computer?” What do you suppose he types his tweets on? A smartphone is a computer.

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    deguello November 14, 2016 at 9:40 am #

    Pretty sure he has bigger priorities right now.

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    mrimer November 14, 2016 at 9:41 am #

    Luke, Why is this even being discussed, this is not a political site, anyway it did not use to be. Why did you have to drag politics into a site that has nothing to do with President Trump or his policies.. You need to stay on course and not go looking for your 5 min of fame by trying to inflame your readers with controversial topics. I would also like to see the emails that you say you have had. I seriously doubt that they exist. Sorry cord cutters, but I am seriously thinking of “cutting” you

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    monkeyrun November 19, 2016 at 1:13 am #

    24/7 “keeping up with the Trumps” for free.

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    BWInOH November 29, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    Remember when gas prices sky rocketed under the GW Bush admin to over $4/gal and his televised response to the people was “don’t drive too much” –That’s how I view he will affect CC. BTW it also opened the door for a democratic admin for the next 8 yrs.