Trump says he'll act to ban TikTok in US as soon as Saturday

President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States.

News 12 Staff

Aug 1, 2020, 2:41 AM

Updated 1,397 days ago

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Trump says he'll act to ban TikTok in US as soon as Saturday
President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States.

Trump made the announcement to reporters Friday on Air Force One as he returned from Florida.

“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump said.

The company’s operations in the U.S. has been under review by the secretive Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

Trump said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order to enforce the action, insisting, “I have that authority.”

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Miller reported from Washington.
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