Trump gives Chinese owner 45 days to sell TikTok

President Donald Trump has said the app is a security threat based on its owner.
1:15 | 08/07/20

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Steve, thank you so much. We'll turn to Washington and president trump targeting tiktok and wechat that would ban doing business with the popular apps here in the United States if they're not sold by the Chinese parent companies in the next 45 days. Rachel Scott is traveling with the president in bedminster, new Jersey. The white house says this is about national security concerns. Yeah, that's right, Cecilia. Good morning. The president said that when Americans download the apps they're putting the privacy at risk and he's putting tiktok and wechat on notice, ramping up the pressure for the Chinese owned companies to sell the apps. Now tiktok is responding saying they are shocked by this executive order, the president giving American companies 45 days to stop doing business with the app. We know that Microsoft has been in negotiations to purchase the platform. Those negotiations now on a firm deadline. And the trump administration says that these Chinese owned platforms are a national security threat. When million of Americans download them they're putting their privacy and data directly in the hands of the Chinese government. Of course, tiktok has pushed back against the claims and today it sets a precedent, that it undermines the rule of laws and escalates the tensions. We'll get the latest on the race for the white house.

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