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Trump Casts New Doubt On Any Deal To Keep TikTok Alive In U.S.

Added 09-17-20 02:07:01am EST - “Trump also said he's been advised "there is no legal path" for the U.S. to keep a cut of whatever TikTok deal the government approves, an idea he had earlier floated.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Trump Casts New Doubt On Any Deal To Keep TikTok Alive In U.S. ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing. President Trump said he does not plan to support any deal to save TikTok in the U.S. that keeps China-based ByteDance as its majority owner. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing. President Trump said he does not plan to support any deal to save TikTok in the U.S. that keeps China-based ByteDance as its majority owner.

A plan to save popular video-sharing app TikTok in the U.S. is taking shape behind closed doors in Washington, though President Trump cast fresh doubt Wednesday that the deal as it stands would satisfy the White House.

The urgent talks are happening with only days to go before Trump's executive order to shut down TikTok's business in the U.S. will take effect.

Software company Oracle beat out a competing proposal from Microsoft to keep TikTok alive, but its offer would not be an outright acquisition. Rather, Oracle, a database and cloud storage company, says it will be TikTok's "trusted technology partner," a relationship yet to be clearly defined.

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