Final month, Trump signed an govt order to ban TikTok and WeChat by September 15 until the possession of the 2 Chinese language corporations modified to American.
Initially, Microsoft was concerned in talks with ByteDance that owns the TikTok platform. Nevertheless, now Oracle has entered right into a deal on this regard with ByteDance.
Trump informed reporters on the White Home that earlier than approving the deal, he wish to be certain that there is no such thing as a compromise on nationwide safety and that the US Treasury will get a big chunk of the enterprise transactions.
He’s scheduled to obtain a briefing from his officers on Thursday.
“They’re giving me research on the deal. Must be 100 % so far as nationwide safety is anxious. And no, I am not ready to log out on something. I’ve to see the deal. We want safety particularly after what we have seen with respect to China and what is going on on,” Trump stated in response to a query Wednesday.
On the identical time, he conceded that there are authorized challenges within the Treasury receiving cash from this deal.
“We’re going to see about that. Amazingly, I discover that you just’re not allowed to try this. You are not allowed to accept–what form of a factor is that this?” he requested.
“They’re keen to make an enormous fee to the federal government and we’re not allowed to take their cash. When does this occur? How silly can we be? So we’re wanting into that proper now,” he stated in response to a query.
Trump stated he needs an enormous chunk of that cash to go to the US authorities as a result of it’s his administration that made it doable.
“The legal professionals come again to me and so they say, properly there is not any manner of doing that. You realize why? Trigger no person has ever heard of that earlier than. No one has ever stated that earlier than. No one has ever stated, properly we approve the deal. However we would like some huge cash to go to the federal government as a result of by approving the deal we’re making the deal invaluable. They’ve by no means heard of that earlier than. OK? Are you able to imagine that, proper? Onerous to imagine,” he stated.
In response to a different query, Trump stated he doesn’t like ByteDance having a majority stake.
In accordance with the proposal submitted by ByteDance, it could preserve a majority stake and Oracle would have a minority stake, information reviews have stated.
“We’ll discover out about that. We’re that from the standpoint of ByteDance. We do not like that. I imply simply conceptually I can let you know I do not like that. That has not been informed to me but. That has been reported however it has not been informed to me. It might be very correct reporting for a change. So if that is the case I am not going to be proud of that. Assuming that ByteDance is China which I believe it most likely is,” Trump stated.