Trump bans deal­ings with Chi­nese own­ers of TikTok, WeChat

Chicago Sun-Times - - NATION/WORLD -

NEW YORK — Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump on Thurs­day or­dered an un­spec­i­fied ban on “trans­ac­tions” with the Chi­nese own­ers of the con­sumer apps TikTok and WeChat.

Trump had threat­ened a dead­line of Sept. 15 to “close down” TikTok un­less Mi­crosoft or “some­body else” bought it. TikTok, Mi­crosoft and WeChat owner Ten­cent had no im­me­di­ate replies to queries.

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