President Trump threatens to ban TikTok in the United States
Saturday, 1 August 2020 President Donald Trump threatened to ban the popular video app TikTok in the United States, an act that could take place on Saturday and risks raising tensions between the U.S. and China once more.
Speaking to reporters on Air Force One Friday night, President Trump advised "As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States." When asked when the ban could happen, Trump continued "Soon, immediately. I mean essentially immediately."Trump claimed to have the authority to ban TikTok, Bloomberg reports. Before Air Force One landed following a trip to Florida, Trump doubled down on the timing of the ban, declaring "I will sign the document tomorrow."
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