Trump says he's banning TikTok in the U.S.

'We're banning them from the United States,' Trump said Friday night aboard Air Force One.

8/1/2020 6:11:00 AM

BREAKING: President Trump says he plans to use his executive power to ban the popular video creation app TikTok in the U.S. as early as Saturday.

'We're banning them from the United States,' Trump said Friday night aboard Air Force One.

that the app’s popularity serves as an extension of China’s influence.Since November, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which investigates foreign acquisitions of U.S. properties for potential national security threats,ByteDance’s 2017 acquisition of Musical.ly, the Chinese-owned lip-syncing app it merged with TikTok.

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Microsoft is in talks to purchase the app, the New York Timesreported Friday. Microsoft declined comment.Earlier this month, Larry Kudlow, Trump's top economic adviser, said he had been informed the eventual buyer “will be a one hundred percent American company.”

TikTok has repeatedly claimed to be an independent company, free of China’s influence or demands for rights to domestic companies’ data. But on Wednesday, Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs,indicated China views TikTok as a domestic company

. The app is not available in mainland China.Trump and members of his administration have repeatedly said China should be punished for its role in allowing the coronavirus to spread to the U.S. Banning TikTok could be part of that retaliation,“With respect to Chinese apps on peoples’ cellphones, the United States will get this one right,” he told Fox News in early July.

TikTok declined to confirm a potential sale.“While we do not comment on rumors or speculation, we are confident in the long-term success of TikTok,” TikTok spokesperson Ashley Nash-Hahn said."Hundreds of millions of people come to TikTok for entertainment and connection, including our community of creators and artists who are building livelihoods from the platform."

In June, teens on TikTokafter a viral effort to reserve tickets they had no intention of using in an attempt to humiliate the president with an empty arena. Read more: NBC News »

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Haha.. this is it. This is what gets gen z to the polls. He's screwing himself over by doing this. This in NOT NEWS! It’s an app- who cares Cats lives matter He also said we would have better & cheaper healthcare & Mexico would pay for a wall! So.... Fk him---it's not legal. He's not a dictator. He can stick his executive order where the sun doesn't shine.

Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish All the old people cheering... Well I'm glad trumps focus in on something as dangerous as Tik Tok instead of say..... 150K+ american's dead orrrr ya know that pesky Russian bounty on our soldiers heads orrrr a National Economic crisis....I mean a Kids platform to express themselves...that shit is off the hook

We all know that he wants to get rid of Tik Tok because of people making fun of him on there Good for him! Protect America! realDonaldTrump He's always telling us things he's going to do that he can't possibly do. And this is one of them. Make him stop being an idiot🤦‍♀️He’s just mad cuz these kids screwed up his rally. Poor poor little boy.

Aren't there more pressing matters to deal with? Coronavirus, racial injustice, unemployment. The US is truly a circus. He literally doesn't have that power. Bullshit!!!!!! Really do you not think google and every other company doesn’t already know everything about everyone!!!!!!! Oh, this is going to be fun.

Good Great news!👍👍👍👍 GO POTUS! HE HAS A SANE HANDLE OF THE PULSE OF AMERICA!!! Did they hurt his little feelings? Poor little Donald, nobody likes him Yea, good luck in court Ban all Chinese spyware What a moron. Why would anyone want to incite teenagers? So stupid. Trump is so immature, spiteful and petty. 🙄

The dictator speaks......not much longer though. 👏🏼 This after it is rumored that countless TikTok users (no doubt bored at home) pretended they were coming to his ill fated rally (in Tulsa?), fooling his campaign into thinking they were going to have a full house! That might well be fake news but POTUS will take his revenge.

Waiting for him to use his executive power to ban the KKK 🤔 Tyrant And his minions won't allow themselves to see this is just what NK and China do, ban and block websites. Apply the Trump tactic: let the courts decide. TikTok HE CANNOT STOP LETTING HIM THINK HE CAN, GET HIM OUT OF OFFICE TODAY AND INTO LOCKUP

Yeah. His clock is tick tocking really fast. First good idea he’s had in 4 years. Change settings to Canada Ban all apps from China! They are espionage in a game app! FoxNews Its another lie. All of these complaint about unfairness, Chinese interference, mail in voting, are prep for him to say the election was rigged and he actually won. He's simply not going to leave no matter how the vote goes.

Good deal! Young people need to be more productive anyways! Get a job and stop relying on mommy and daddy! Trump devoted follower no doubt! Trump got my vote now 😎 In Feb, Trump ordered another Chinese company to sell its stake in a Maryland property-management software firm, a platform that hotels and casinos use to enable guests to check into rooms using smartphones. 6th time in US history a president ordered a sell off. 7 coming

A little ironic that he is using authoritarian Chinese methods to ban a popular app made in China. I assume China will go after all trump family businesses in China now. Trump is reportedly banning TikTok so if you want to watch 16 year olds dance you have to get on a plane with Bill Clinton. This statement is curious regarding requiring the app be sold to an American company at the exact time that Microsoft announced that they were already in negotiations to buy it. Coincidence?

He thinks he rules by decree, never grasping, nothing he does this way will stick. Hey if military intelligence has found issue with TIK-TOK and internet intrusion from China, I'm good with it! Our military has some of the most advanced computer and firewall equipment in the world and they monitor not only land and sea boatders but our data boarders as well!

Why. He going to ban Facebook and Instagram who has the exact social platform. Talk about pissing of even more of his supporter Supposedly Trump doesn't drink alcohol, let's hope he doesn't decide to ban all kinds of beer in the United States by executive order. Tulsa. LoL...we are living in the twilight zone...

This actually might be one good thing he’s done. Why? Well I know I'm going to get tik tok right fucking now then. Dude you’ve gone full retard, you never go full retard. Suppress, suppress, suppress. That worked for hitler, I would expect nothing less from trump. Soon, we will have concentration camps... we already do!

He isn't a real President. TrumpleThinSkin Nobodylikesme nooneisabovethelaw He can ban his temper tantrum and his attitude. Because he should have at least help with going in his surroundings. As far as TikTok.. everyone enjoys it . No need to fight over unnecessary things . Life is too short . China

I actually agree with this. The number of kids who fidget TiTok dances when standing and talking to people makes me wonder what the Chinese are up to. It’s constant and socially awkward! Time to leave America. LoL Makes me want to go on TikTok that much more. 156,000 dead F TRUMP That’s all he’s done excecutuve power. The senate with over three hundred bills not voted on, but approved judges. No new health care, immigration infrastructure trade, gun control, this was all day one. Or in two weeks, but never happened, tax cut for top 2% and deregulation

Why does he bother doing anything right now. When it’s just gonna be reverted as soon as he’s out of office. Hopefully like everything else he did in the last four years Another dictator move! Until that pesky 1at Amendment gets in the way.... BanTrumpFromTwitter bantucker Great news! This might cost him the election!🙄🤦🏻‍♂️👎😡

'I don't understand it and it makes me mad and uncomfortable, let's eliminate it' pretty par for the course for him, and an entire generation of people that hold the vast majority of power and wealth in this country. Thats what I call AMERICA FIRST, haters gonna hate Constitution? Doesn't he have more important things to do?

Good first step. Now do something about the fact that if you own an IPhone all your data resides on servers in China. If people wanna give all their personal info to the Chinese government, they should have the right. The CIA is all over social media anyway 🤦‍♀️ Now NBC And the Democratic Party will not like this because they are in bed with the Chinese communist government

incarceratedbob He should use executive power and give essential workers more cash He wants to be like China. Testing the waters. Til til first then news media. Trump just turned off an entire generation to the Republican Party. Another example of realDonaldTrump using his office to stroke his ego. GoodLuckWithThat

Yes because this is what needs his attention? Not COVID-19 not unemployment & definitely not 155,000 dead Americans. All Americans who’s families have died frm covid should sue the Government & the Occupant for incompetence in handling this matter. Yet another shiny object. Hold him accountable for unemployment, 150,000 dead Americans, 20,000 lies, Steepest drop in GDP ever. Keep pounding him every day about these epic failures and hold him accountable

And the W.H. has a new wheel! 'The Distraction of the Day' wheel. In addition to the 'Who do we blame today for our mistskes' wheel. Well, until they pay him off. Oh'wait, his buddy Microsoft is buying them. isn’t elenakarma if yall had just showed her the respect she deserves your orange for a president woundnt have done this to you ❤️

🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Why not use it to require wearing masks? It seems a bit more important.... Communist lol.. Is Bill Clinton considered a child rapist now? Is that as great as saving the planet? How can he do that? How about doing more to contain the Coronavirus pandemic with your so called executive powers?

What a move 😂 😂 🤣 Sheeple were mad when he banned travel from China at the beginning of the pandemic , now this Chinese virus is being banned. When will you learn to trust his judgement all he gon do is make a whole bunch of 18 yr olds mad who can vote this year Not as easy as he thinks. Tech companies will fight back. Don’t wanna set this precedent!

This is shocking Outstanding and about time. Already happened - Wow! How late is your news posted? Keep up with times VoteTrumpOutTikTokNation While trump is no FDR or even truman, during ww2 there was a time when superman comic was stopped from printing on gounds the giant bomb superman would beat was too similar to the atom bomb. So he does have the ability tk ban security risk items until fully vetted which it has nt

I hope the ACLU will take it up and get an emergency delay so the courts can decide in favor of the 1st Amendment. A security flaw in China's TikTok app was found. It lets hackers use text messages to control accounts. That is some straight up 'Great firewall of China' nonsense right there. Trump thinks he's an emperor or a king or something. Executive orders only direct the Executive branch on how to enforce the law. It's Congress's job to actually MAKE the laws, not Trump's.

Wow, he's frigging scared Government overreach, much? How?! a cheeto Great option we need to fight back against cchina 👏 yes! bantiktok Anything to distract from failures with covid 19. He wants revenge for the campaign rally that K-Pop teenie boppers on Tik-Tok punked him on! — Personal Revenge. Not National Security !

I used it for 2 weeks when the shutdown happened...after that I was bored. Let an American company get some of that action... Are we North Korea now? Prepare to feel the wrath of the tik tok teens Finally no more renegade or charli🙂 Ummm....we have a mother effing pandemic going on ,and he is worried about TikTok & the teens that troll him 🤦🏼‍♀️

Touche' So sad that Trump won’t take a firm stance like this with Russia. TrumpThreatensAmerica So just me puting a few pieces together. Story broke Tic-Tok is Chinese owned, and a hacker claimed he looked at the code and it collects way too much unneeded personal info from phones. Shortly after that Microsoft offers to buy it if they divest (USA owned and less risky).

That won’t stop Sarah Cooper! I actually support this since I find TikTok painfully annoying and can’t escape it. My God we are China! VPN TikTok is owned by China. Anyone who loads it is giving the Chinese communist party direct access to their devices. Have you ever read the terms you agree to when you download an app. It's scary.

This is attack against sarahcpr Let’s get TikTok videos trending and send them to realDonaldTrump! I think he’d really enjoy that! Trump doesn't have time to help Americans but he does have time to pose with beans and ban an app All US tiktok users, if banned move to MeWe. It's called Facism! Tyrannical Racist Uneducated Mobster Putz

🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼. This is all I have to say to this BS And there goes the under 35 vote! 😂😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 Baby boy Trump. Why? Can he legally do that or is he going to violate the constitution again.... Trump gave young people a reason to vote in November lol Great idea Mr President!!! Syd2231 Oh, please. He’s such an asshole.

Cool. Now do NSA Google Facebook etc. NO Too late. sarahcpr is already using other media. y bro realDonaldTrump Rushes to ban Tik Tok and block mail-in voting, but stays still over COVID testing and tracing, healthcare and a national lockdown / mask mandate... incarceratedbob Remember when republicans used to rail against Obama for ruling by executive order?

Tiktok is Chinese app and they cannot be trusted. It is the right decision. Dude!!! Get a life and get over yourself!!! katgrillonakob Aww he’s taking away tiktok like we didnt already jump on Twitter Wow, he can take action on banning an app but nothing on Coronavirus 🙄 Yes! 😺😸😺😸😺 Chilie, what? Noooooooooooooooo

Good And you think for a second this isn't an inside deal? Just wait and see who gets to buy it in the US! Get fired up young voters let’s vote trump out Because this is top priority and will solve all the problems we're having in this nation right SMDH 🤡🤡🤡 NOOOOOOO Aww poor baby was furious over low attendance at 1st rally bcuzof tik tok! 🎻 always about him! 🤮

PaperCakes First Amendment lawsuit in five...four...three... Won’t hold up in court. He’ll be out of office soon anyway. He will lose so many votes, from the younger voters. Modern day book burning. ALL OF YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP BECAUSE IF YOU REFER TO TRUMP AS PRESIDENT THAT MEANS I'M NOT PRESIDENT WHEN I AM INDEED PRESIDENT

Lmao all of you old folks pissed off about the banning of an app created by China, and used to spy on our country. Never mind the pedo and trafficking problems. Oh and the Do you even know what your kids are being subjected to on there? I think it's just talk but this could very well be the catalyst for that true political revolution from Generation Z that we've been waiting for. Forget standing up for human rights, you best not mess with their Megan Thee Stallion dances!! 😂

Many countries already have banned it. Not surprising its straight spyware for your phone. Wait, so people were complaining Obama was bad? I know it’s an app, but for fuck sake, get real trump. Trump is tough on TikToc more than Russia😂🇺🇸 He says a lot of dumb shit Ty Donald Trump for taking away the thing helping me get through quarantine 🥰

The truth transcends TikTok. To all the young people:VoteBlueToEndThisNightmare There are many people who make a living on TikTok. Trump is just gonna tick ‘em off. The results of that will show up at the ballot box. Haha Hahaha haha.......... deep breath..... hahahahaha Pretty sure Tik Tok should be the least of his worries.

Why? Big Government Strikes again Some of my friends will be bored af then and start bothering me more...😩 just leave TikTok alone. Amazeballs that this guy actually got elected as president on being a good businessman Now do Snapchat never used it This is a brilliant step towards stopping the pandemic! 🙄

I’m actually ok with this 👍🏻.. now my daughter will stop asking for TikTok PaperCakes Trump infringing on copyright- what he accuses China Of doing. I'm sure American parents are going to be SO glad that their housebound kids will be losing a major distraction. After all these months, parents are yearning to repeatedly hear 'I'm bored' again, over and over...Twitter, please invent a sarcasm font, btw.

So, like TV, our amendments start with '2' now ? He can't do that either. Man he's on a crazy train headed for locoville. Good Why, did someone make Fun of him on there too? fag He's going after Free Speech with a passion. Trump is going to censor the internet in the US? There are no websites censored in the US. He thinks he’s Hitler. He really does.

Time to be bored again.... It’s this like the start of a Communist move to silence people’s first amendment rights? Remember when the Republican Party was based on small government that didn’t interfere with private companies? Do conservatives really want the government saying which companies are allowed to operate?

How does anyone use executive power to ban a company? We're a nation that protects free enterprise not a banana Republic. lol won’t happen y’all chill Why? chasevsonision LMFAO Does he think American kids can't still prank him because tiktok will be gone...new platforms will pop up immediately and kids will kick him in the balls again. Piss off adults, fine! Piss off kids...and you're done!!!!

So much for free enterprise and the free market economy. How to lose the election? That's how. On top of everything else as well? He'll get more hatred. First, how could he stop something he doesn't own? Second, He'll be losing all support of Gen Z that loves TikTok. (I don't care about it, but tons of folks do.) Bad move.

150K+ dead from COVID-19, unemployment at historic heights, but POTUS has time to weigh in on which apps should be available on our cell phones. Today......... Tens of millions of Americans: “Oh, my God - our $600 supplemental unemployment insurance AND our rent & mortgage moratorium runs out at midnight tonight!!!” The Fucking Moron: “I’ve got it! I’ll ban TikTok!”

Afraid of teenagers? There goes the 18 year old vote! Damn lol sorry to my tokking moots 💔 Please do. If only because it’s annoying. trump.. theres people that are dying It's baffling and a hard pill to swallow that we have a constitution that guarantees free speech but have a president that has not one iota of respect for it. And a base that is all balls in on desecration of our founding.

That a boy - straight to Mt Rushmore for you. 😂😂😂 and under the same breath thinks he can delay elections via executive power US is no longer a free market, so backwards. Small government! Oh FTS! He wouldn’t be doing this if he had a fan-girl like sarahcpr praising him. His skin is so thin we could see his heart, if he actually had one. 🙄

So will it rain Saturday Why isnt Trump out of Executive Orders yet? You would think there would be a limit. Shooting himself in the foot again Doin' God's work. maybe if he had used the effort he's using to ban a dumb app to prepare for the worldwide pandemic we're currently facing things wouldn't be as shitty as they are now. but fuck the 150,000+ dead americans right

realDonaldTrump you nasty orange obese rat don’t touch our app Is this how the free market & capitalism works? Asking for a friend. Chinese spyware - get rid of it “History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.” Thurgood Marshall

It’s nice to know that President Biden will be able to unilaterally make any policy he wants by Executive decree and the GOP will be totally fine that. Boomers truth be told, if we can prove china is spying, then we need to do it! sneakysneaky is not welcomed! canadatoo That awkward moment when the president of an entire country throws a hissy fit cs ppl are bullying him on line so he bans the whole app.... mature lol

I’ll beat his ass fr His what power? Where is that power exactly that lets him control content on the entire internet? Funny that the GOP was BIG MAD when Obama used executive powers but this guy can do fuck all We will fuck up your shit more now without Tik Tok. I hope this helps🦋 trump flopped Good Holy-

Awe little bitch baby’s still upset they ruined his rally “Popular” hehe, k word trump “He did it” - Nebula Unconstitutional attack on the First Amendment rights of TikTok users. TikTok should sue immediately and get an injunction. So much for the right's dislike for cancel culture I mean that’s totally justifiable. Lots of countries will do that as well if they didn’t already done it.

Yeah, good luck with that It is all Sarah Cooper’s fault Yay Here we go to court again. And if Trump gets away with it, is Twitter next? 🧐🧐 Inspiring young voters. Loves it. Didn't he try this already? Letsss goooo This is bad news. Tiktok is fun. realDonaldTrump you think you’re gonna play Gen Z by banning Tik Tok? Just wait until we head to the polls in November...

Should have bought snapchat stock. Can Facebook be included? Asking for a friend. Doing as a true dictator does Live look at Teenage girls What 'executive power'?

Treasury to Make TikTok Recommendations to Trump This WeekTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that a Treasury Department-led review into whether popular Chinese video-sharing app TikTok poses threats to U.S. national security will present its recommendations to President Trump this week 😂🤣😂🤣 The illuminati got covid? Lolz

Trump to order China’s ByteDance to sell its share of TikTokPresident Trump will reportedly order China’s ByteDance Ltd. to divest its ownership of the popular U.S.-based video app TikTok. China banned US apps in its country. US buys chinese app money money 😂

Microsoft Reportedly Considering Buying TikTok As Trump May Force U.S. SaleI am a Texas native covering breaking news out of New York City. Previously, I was a Forbes intern in London. I am an alum of City, University of London and Texas State University. This means tik tok coming back to India? Microsoft satyanadella Why would you do that? Coming from best class enterprise solutions to this cheap video App. Take your Sway app to retail consumer to counter this. Look at the trust deficit TicTok carries. I don't believe you can play around with the brand 'Microsoft' Here comes Bill Gates to rescue CCCP enterprise and its agenda......

Microsoft In Talks To Buy Teen Fave TikTok As Trump Ramps Up PressureMicrosoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, the hugely popular Chinese-owned app, just as the Trump administration considers taking action against the app — including banning it. Still won't use it. i can't believe such a thing Chinese owned app is going Microsoft.

Trump says he will ban TikTok through executive action as soon as SaturdayPresident Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he will act as soon as Saturday to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States. awh:( is the big baby upset Tik tok should ban trump instead Will JustinTrudeau man up ban app too?

Trump Says He Will Ban TikTok From U.S.Donald Trump says he’ll act as soon as Saturday to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the U.S. on security fears so trump can ban that, but he cant ban zoom?! which has WAY more security flaws than tiktok That will teach those little bitches Shouldn't Trump be banned? His toxic tweets have damaged his nation far more than anything?