Trump says US won’t approve TikTok deal if ByteDance keeps control

Trump says US won't approve TikTok deal if ByteDance keeps control

President Donald Trump said his administration wouldn’t approve the sale of TikTok to Oracle and Walmart if China’s ByteDance maintains any control.

“If we find that they don’t have total control, then we’re not going to approve the deal… We will be watching it very closely,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News.

Trump on Saturday said he had given his “blessing” to a deal that would see software firm Oracle and retail giant Walmart take a 20% stake in TikTok Global, a new US-based company set up to run the app in the States.

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