From President Donald J. Trump:
Democrat Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia admitted former President Trump was right—at least when it comes to popular video-sharing app TikTok.
During an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” the senator said the Chinese-owned app is a major threat from security and privacy standpoints.
“I think Donald Trump was right. I mean, TikTok is an enormous threat,” he told host Shannon Bream. “So, if you’re a parent, and you’ve got a kid on TikTok, I would be very, very concerned. All of that data that your child is inputting and receiving is being stored somewhere in Beijing.”
This is not the first time Warner has acknowledged Trump was correct in his efforts to ban the app. He made similar comments last month to The Sydney Morning Herald.
“This is not something you would normally hear me say, but Donald Trump was right on TikTok years ago,” he said. “If your country uses Huawei, if your kids are on TikTok … the ability for China to have undue influence is a much greater challenge and a much more immediate threat than any kind of actual, armed conflict.”
The comments come as Republican lawmakers and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr have called for a ban on the social media app over concerns about how TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, handles data.
Read the full article by Leah Barkoukis with Townhall here.