President Trump says he's planning to ban TikTok in the U.S.

ByKevin Collier, Josh Lederman and Jo Ling Kent

The President said late Friday night that he would ban the popular video sharing app TikTok.

Trump made the comments aboard Air Force One as he returned to Washington after a fundraising trip to Florida.

Trump stated, “As far as TikTok is concerned we’re banning them from the United States.”

Describing the action as "severance", Trump said he could sign an order as soon as Saturday. “Well, I have that authority," he said.

TikTok said in a statement that the app is a job creator committed to the privacy of its 100 million users in the United States.


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