Trump Says Google Is Helping China's Military Rather Than U.S.

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said Alphabet Inc.’s Google is helping China’s military instead of the U.S., repeating an assertion by his acting defense secretary.

Google in October dropped out of the bidding for a Pentagon cloud-computing contract valued at as much as $10 billion, saying the project may conflict with its corporate values.

Trump’s Twitter blast followed comments by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan citing Google’s “support to China and their lack of support to the Department of Defense.” China’s armed forces benefit from Google because of the country’s “fusion of commercial business with military” operations, Shanahan told the Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

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