Trump says he'll ban TikTok from U.S., doesn't favor U.S. company buy-in

Jul. 31, 2020 11:36 PM ETMicrosoft Corporation (MSFT)MSFT, BDNCEBy: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor517 Comments
  • Aboard Air Force One, President Trump confirmed he plans to bar Chinese-owned social app TikTok (BDNCE) from operating in the United States, with action coming as soon as tomorrow.
  • “As far as TikTok is concerned we’re banning them from the United States,” he told traveling reporters.
  • He clarified that he might use an executive order or even emergency economic powers to do so. “Well, I have that authority. I can do it with an executive order or that."
  • He also made it clear that he was not in favor of a deal to let a U.S. company buy the company's American operations. Reports that Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) was in talks to buy those operations made a news splash today.
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