Yesterday, the European Commission hit Google with a record-breaking $5 billion fine for antitrust violations.
There are actually a few different angles to the Commission’s complaint, but to boil it down, it essentially claimed that Google used Android to cement its search dominance.
Google, obviously, argued against the fine and announced its intent to appeal the ruling, and today the company finds itself with an unlikely ally: President Trump.
Just a couple of hours ago, Trump took to Twitter to state his disapproval of the fine.
The European Union just slapped a Five Billion Dollar fine on one of our great companies, Google,” the President wrote.
“They truly have taken advantage of the U.S., but not for long!”