The shutdown order is now coming from President Trump, who officially confirmed the move ahead of the weekend. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told a group of reporters outside the White House. Trump also indicated that an executive order would be used to terminate the app from both iOS and Android devices.
In the latest twist, Trump has now reportedly given Microsoft 45 days to complete a TikTok acquisition; Microsoft has indicated that it aims to complete a full acquisition of TikTok by September 15th. More as this develops;