Trump buried in scorn for trying to ban TikTok: ‘He doesn’t get how anything works’
President Donald Trump hugged the US flag as he arrived to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. (AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM)

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.

The president was quickly ridiculed for his announcement. Here's some of what people were saying.