(Tea Party PAC) – One of the things people have grown to love about President Donald Trump is his willingness to take action and do what he says he’s going to do. Granted, this is something that really ticks off the hardcore leftists in our midst, as they know a man like this, especially a billionaire who already has more money than he’ll ever need, is almost impossible to control.
A good case in point is the president’s recent actions concerning the ever popular Chinese app TikTok. It’s been discovered that China is using the app to collect data and essentially spy on other countries through people who use the program.
Trump is already frustrated with China over the coronavirus debacle and has been laying the smack down on them in various ways ever since. Recognizing the threat that TikTok poses to our national security, the president has now signed an executive order that will ban the app within 45 days.
This is a man who gets things done.
Via Fox Business:
TikTok is a video sharing mobile application, owned by ByteDance Ltd., that the Trump administration has deemed a national security threat on the basis that the app has been gathering data that could potentially be shared with the government of China.
“TikTok automatically gathers vast swaths of information from its users, including internet and other network activity information such as location data and browsing and search history,” the executive order said.
“This data threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) access to Americans’ personal and propietrary information – potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information and blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage.”
The U.S. ban puts pressure on the China-based company to sell the app’s U.S. platform – Microsoft is reportedly a leading contender, but the deal will be closely monitored by the Trump administration.
“If Microsoft or any U.S. company buys TikTok this will be carefully monitored to make sure there is absolutely no Chinese involvement in the new company,” said one Wall Street executive with knowledge of the matter told Fox Business.
Trump granted a 45-day easement for any companies that might be currently working with TikTok so they can end their business dealings with them or they will end up suffering the same sanctions after the deadline in September.
The president signed another executive order Thursday evening that partially bans another Chinese owned social media platform known as WeChat. This app helps to facilitate social media posting, messaging, and payment transactions.
Like I said, Trump isn’t the kind of guy who plays around. If he says he’s going to do it, he does it.
“The United States must take aggressive action against the owner of WeChat to protect our national security,” the executive order said Thursday night.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday: “We want to see untrusted Chinese apps removed from us app stores.
“President Trump has mentioned impending action on TikTok, and for good reason.”
“With parent companies based in China apps like Tiktok, WeChat and others are significant threats to personal data of American citizens, not to mention tools for CCP content censorship,” he added.
China has proven time and time again they are not to be trusted. They are not honoring their agreement with Hong Kong. The Chinese Communist Party then attempted to cover up data concerning the coronavirus, with the help of the World Health Organization, which caused hundreds of thousands of deaths that could have been avoided.
Now is not the time to go politically correct with the CCP. It’s time to let them know we won’t tolerate their constant and flagrant violations against the sovereignty and security of our nation.