President Trump’s administration is said to block the download of TikTok, WeChat from all United States online app download platforms. The directive is expected to take effect Sunday, November 20 according to reports. Trump’s plan to ban the video sharing app will materialize if the company fails to agree on a deal to sell majority of its shares to Oracle and Walmart.
When this happens, Americans or anyone in America will not be able to download the TikTok and wechat app in the United States. Those already having the app can still use it until November 12 but they can’t be able to update it.
Nearly two months ago, President Trump signed executive order threatening the app to cut ties with Bytedance, mother company of TikTok based in China or face ban. After the executive order, few companies came onboard to take over TikTok. Indigenous companies like Google etc came onboard but negotiations proved futile.
Americans have barely 45 days to elections. Will this move push Trump to the top? Will this affect his chances of Americans giving him the mandate to lead for another four years? Well these are some questions from the masses.
In a statement, Department of Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Rose said “today’s actions proved once again that, President Trump will do everything in his power to guarantee our national security and protect Americans from the threats of the Chinese Communist party”