CHINA/SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY: “TikTok, I broke the deal. I said you can’t do business in the United States. I also said to Huawei you can’t do business in the United States. And I told our so-called allies, that are all over the world, all of which, you know, for the most take advantage of us. We have good allies. We have some very good allies, but some are – you know, they take advantage of us because for so many years they were allowed to just absolutely rip us off.
But, I’ve told them, I said if you go with Huawei that’s OK, but we’re not going to be communicating having to do with intelligence because the intelligence goes right into Beijing, OK, and we don’t want that. And, you know, we know that, and we have better scientists than they do. We have better engineers than they do. We know exactly what happens.”
-Donald Trump in an interview with Maria Bartiromo, “Mornings with Maria,” video.foxbusiness.com, Aug. 13, 2020