Trump Joins TikTok, a Chinese App He Tried to Ban


Former president Donald Trump has joined TikTok, embracing a Chinese-owned platform he once tried to ban in the US, Politico reported.

Trump announced the launch of the account in a video with Ultimate Fighting Championship CEO Dana White, the report said, filmed at a New Jersey mixed martial arts event on Saturday night.

Bloomberg News has not been able to independently verify the post. A campaign spokeswoman did not immediately return requests for comment outside business hours.

Trump’s TikTok would add another platform to his social media arsenal, part of an effort to reach younger voters. His campaign said he raised $52.8 million after a Manhattan jury found him guilty of 34 counts of falsifying business records last week.

ByteDance Ltd.-owned TikTok has continued to fight US lawmakers on national security concerns even since Trump left the White House. The startup filed a legal challenge last month against President Joe Biden’s law to force the Chinese parent to divest from the app, or otherwise be banned from the US.

    — With assistance from Akayla Gardner

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