Donald Trump says he does not mind if Microsoft buys TikTok

Updated on Aug 04, 2020 12:47 AM IST

US. President Donald Trump said on Monday he does not mind if Microsoft Corp buys the Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok, but any purchase by an American company would have to be done by a September 15 deadline.

President Donald Trump(AP photo)
President Donald Trump(AP photo)
Washington | ByReuters | Posted by Niyati Singh

US. President Donald Trump said on Monday he does not mind if Microsoft Corp buys the Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok, but any purchase by an American company would have to be done by a September 15 deadline.

The Republican president, who last week threatened to ban TikTok over national security concerns, said he had a great conversation with Microsoft’s chief executive and that it might be easier if Microsoft buys all of TikTok rather than 30%.

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