President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he would be banning the Chinese social media platform TikTok in America.
“As far as TikTok is concerned we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump reportedly told the traveling press corps aboard Air Force One.
Trump has been mocked on TikTok, as in this recent video by comedian Sarah Cooper that she posted to Twitter.
How to tick tack https://t.co/1Mn8nk363f— Sarah Cooper (@Sarah Cooper) 1596234214.0
The president was quickly ridiculed for his announcement. Here's some of what people were saying.
I’d be more apt to believe Trump is really banning TikTok if he hadn’t said mere hours ago that he plans to sign a… https://t.co/BIHVp68sES— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1596250474.0
The recent attacks by Facebook CEO are not to be ignored here since TikTok is its most potent competition. It’s an… https://t.co/ZS0OytTz6S— Kara Swisher (@Kara Swisher) 1596251616.0
I do wonder if the apparent TikTok ban is at least In part fueled by the "TikTok teens messed with the Tulsa rally"… https://t.co/iJqtV49DK5— Ben Collins (@Ben Collins) 1596249538.0
Of course, as we fret over whether the president can, or will, ban social networking app TikTok, it's also worth po… https://t.co/Je5GDPqtIJ— DJ Judd (@DJ Judd) 1596250588.0
If Trump cancels #TikTok and @sarahcpr, America and teens will rise up!— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali) 1596250036.0
We have an historically bad medical crisis, an historically bad economic crisis, a massive policing crisis, and an… https://t.co/c1KUOJezXx— Young Daddy (@Young Daddy) 1596250062.0
My 14-year-old just said the same thing.....Although those who bought the Apple phones may come to regret it! Walle… https://t.co/6iQp71jZ5h— Josh Gerstein (@Josh Gerstein) 1596250885.0
i find it interesting how trump is more worried about banning tiktok than he is about black lives— larri (@larri) 1596250883.0
Anyway TikTok is a shiny coin to distract us from the 155,000 dead and no plan, -33% GDP, Russia bounty and interfe… https://t.co/QkjhBekP1i— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈) 1596250983.0
153,000+ people have died from #COVID19. One person dies from #COVID every 60 seconds. Millions of people are out… https://t.co/3lVbEYP0kM— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly) 1596251919.0
since Trump routinely discusses sensitive information on an unsecured cellphone he refuses to give up, let’s stop p… https://t.co/20iYQnzKJ6— shauna (@shauna) 1596253079.0
Whatever. He’s unlikely to do this because he can’t and even if courts let him it’s essentially unenforceable. He… https://t.co/UylXvxYp4c— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1596250995.0
Trump is the most insecure president we’ve ever had on every level including pandering base name changes based on T… https://t.co/kVvCY17H85— Chris Sampson (@Chris Sampson) 1596252941.0
Nothing about Russian bounties on US soldiers, but TikTok - that’s where he draws the line.— Warren Leight (@Warren Leight) 1596251038.0
2030 INT. History Class - Day -Was it the tariffs? - No. -Was it because he insisted on naming the virus the… https://t.co/4crfjt2MNq— Blair Herter (@Blair Herter) 1596253407.0
when Trump bans TikTok, just make @sarahcpr the running mate— Taniel (@Taniel) 1596250878.0
This wasn’t made with TikTok 😂 https://t.co/0nwxsRzqWZ— Sarah Cooper (@Sarah Cooper) 1596250646.0