Donald Trump abruptly announced on Friday that he plans to ban TikTok from the Logo nhl chicago blackhawks hockey shirt also I will do this United States, telling reporters traveling with him on Air Force One that he could issue an executive order as early as Saturday to shut down the Chinese-owned video app. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told the reporters traveling back with him to the nation’s capital after a trip to Florida, according to a pool report. 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. (Later press reports questioned whether the president actually had that power to do so, and the ACLU tweeted that banning TikTok was “a danger to free expression and technologically impractical.”)
Earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Logo nhl chicago blackhawks hockey shirt also I will do this U.S. was looking at banning TikTok as well as other Chinese social media apps, citing national security concerns. Pompeo added that the Trump administration was evaluating TikTok as it has with other Chinese state-backed tech companies like Huawei and ZTE, which he previously described as “Trojan horses for Chinese intelligence.” (Meanwhile, ByteDance, the Chinese internet company that owns TikTok has reportedly offered to sell the American operations of the video app to stop the Trump administration from banning it.) But are national security concerns really behind Trump’s sudden pronouncement? Or is there another reason why the president wants to ban TikTok? Social media had its own answer: It’s all about Sarah Cooper.