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Let Us Behold Trump’s TikTok Two Step

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TikTok closeup logo displayed on a phone screen, smartphone on the American flag or U.S. flag, the national flag of the United States are seen in this multiple exposure illustration. Tik Tok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by a Beijing based internet technology company, ByteDance.  It is used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy and talent videos. ByteDance launched TikTok app for iOS and Android in 2017 and earlier in September 2016 Douyin fror the market in China. TikTok became the most downloaded app in the US in October 2018. President of the USA Donald Trump is threatening and planning to ban the popular video sharing app TikTok from the US because of the security risk.  On August 3, 2020 in Thessaloniki, Greece.(Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto)
TikTok closeup logo displayed on a phone screen, smartphone on the American flag or U.S. flag, the national flag of the United States are seen in this multiple exposure illustration. Tik Tok is a Chinese video-sharin... TikTok closeup logo displayed on a phone screen, smartphone on the American flag or U.S. flag, the national flag of the United States are seen in this multiple exposure illustration. Tik Tok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by a Beijing based internet technology company, ByteDance. It is used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy and talent videos. ByteDance launched TikTok app for iOS and Android in 2017 and earlier in September 2016 Douyin fror the market in China. TikTok became the most downloaded app in the US in October 2018. President of the USA Donald Trump is threatening and planning to ban the popular video sharing app TikTok from the US because of the security risk. On August 3, 2020 in Thessaloniki, Greece.(Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 24, 2020 6:11 p.m.

President Donald Trump’s grand TikTok deal is a perfect little encapsulation of his presidency: All tell, hardly any show, and a little grease on the side. 

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