Type to search

We The People Store: Get your conservative merch today!
News

Trump on TikTok: ‘We’re banning them from the United States’

Chris White on August 1, 2020

President Donald Trump said Friday night that he is going to ban the Chinese video streaming app TikTok through emergency economic powers or through an executive order, CNN reported.

“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told reporters while aboard Air Force One, the report noted. “I have that authority,” he added.

The president’s remarks came after a Bloomberg report Friday indicated that Trump will order TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, to divest from the popular social media app.

The White House has not responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment about how such a ban would take place.

Trump’s apparent decision to ban the app also comes after weeks of speculation about what the president would do about the app, which has raised national security concerns.

“We are taking this very seriously. We are certainly looking at it,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News in a July 7 interview after being asked about whether Trump is making a move against the company.

National security experts warn that TikTok, Huawei, and other Chinese tech companies are risks to the U.S.

Americans should download the app “only if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party,” Pompeo suggested during the interview.

U.S. officials have so far not found evidence that TikTok is providing personal user data to the Chinese Communist Party.

The company is under national security review, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing comments U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin made to reporters.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected]

Scroll down to comment!

Daily Caller News Foundation
Daily Caller News Foundation

Founded by Tucker Carlson, a 25-year veteran of print and broadcast media, and Neil Patel, former chief policy adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, The Daily Caller News Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing original investigative reporting from a team of professional reporters that operates for the public benefit.

  • 1

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
DON’T MISS OUT!
Subscribe To Our Newsletter
There are a million ways to get your news.
We want to be your one in a million.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
close-link
%d bloggers like this:
Send this to a friend