Multiple bills to ban Chinese social media app TikTok are making the rounds on The Hill. Former President and 2024 candidate hit TRUTH Social to remind Americans that he saw the security threat 3 years ago.
“Has anybody noticed that everyone wants to go after, and destroy, TIKTOK due to China influence and National Security,” Trump said on TRUTH. “When I wanted to disable TIKTOK 3 years ago, I was met with opposition from RINOS to Democrats to everyone else. They actually went to court in an effort to stop me. Now they realize I was right, and have changed their tune. Sadly, I’ve been right about everything!”
The White House announced this week that it would support a bill from Congress that would ban the social media app due to the threat it poses to national security.
“We applaud the bipartisan group of Senators, led by Senators Warner and Thune, who today introduced the Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology (RESTRICT) Act,” U.S. national security advisor Jake Sullivan said in a statement. “This legislation would empower the United States government to prevent certain foreign governments from exploiting technology services operating in the United States in a way that poses risks to Americans’ sensitive data and our national security.”
“We look forward to continue working with both Democrats and Republicans on this bill, and urge Congress to act quickly to send it to the President’s desk.”
Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) has been particularly hawkish on China and TikTok; he says China will turn it into a “weapon” if Congress doesn’t act.
Watch the clip below:
If we fail to deal with @tiktok_us we will have no one to blame but ourselves when China turns it into a weapon against us
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 8, 2023