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Subject: WH travel pool report #8—TIK TOK

From: "Cloud, David"
Date: July 31, 2020 at 10:18:21 PM EDT
Subject: WH travel pool report #8—TIK TOK




POTUS came back on the plane to talk with pool and put the following on the record:

President Trump said Friday he planned to bar the Chinese-owned social media platform Tik Tok from operating in the United States.

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Trump told reporters traveling with him from Tampa that he planned to take action against the popular video-sharing app as soon as Saturday.

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

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Trump said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order to ban TikTok in the United States.

“Well, I have that authority. I can do it with an executive order or that,” he said referring to emergency economic powers.

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Trump made clear he was not in favor of a deal to let a U.S. company buy TikTok’s American operations.

The rest of his comments were OFF RECORD.

David Cloud
Los Angeles Times
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