The top executives of Raytheon and United Technologies defended their plans to merge and contended that their proposal will create jobs on Monday, even as President Donald Trump questioned the merger’s effect on competitiveness within the defense contracting industry.

Their defense of the merger and the president’s concerns played out on CNBC, the morning after news of the potential creation of a massive U.S. aerospace and defense company merger broke over the weekend.

Tom Kennedy, Raytheon’s…

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