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Verizon CEO: Hillary Would Be Another 4 Years Of Obama

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Verizon CEO expressed dissatisfaction over the 2016 presidential race at a conference Monday, saying that electing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would essentially be another four years of President Barack Obama.

Overall, the Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam wasn’t interested in talking about the election, according to Politico, but did say that Trump “could be very unpredictable,” while attending the Internet Association’s annual convention in Menlo Park, California called Virtuous Circles.

“Can I choose another,” the tech leader somewhat jokingly asked.

“I try not to watch too much of this stuff anymore. It makes me want to put my head through the wall,” McAdam explained.

McAdam also spoke about Verizon’s planned acquisition of Yahoo, reports Politico. He minimized any concerns over the possibility that the deal could be derailed.

Yahoo was set to be sold for 4 percent of what it was once worth ($125 billion) at $4.8 billion. But Verizon wants a $1 billion discount after a terrible past few months that included the largest known hack of a single company and a detailed report showing that Yahoo scanned incoming emails for government and law enforcement use.

McAdam doesn’t seem too worried over the privacy issues that stem from the large data breach and the willingness for Yahoo to succumb to government pressure. He expressed that he was not surprised of the hack against Yahoo because anyone “can fight them off, but occasionally they are going to land a punch.”

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