Laura Ingraham is one of the most popular hosts on Fox News.
During her long career on television, Ingraham has seen everything.
But Laura Ingraham was blindsided by this guest’s surprise announcement.
One of Laura Ingraham’s longstanding core issues was confronting Communist China on their unfair trade practices and attempts to manipulate international organizations and companies’ desire for access to China’s massive market to supplant the United States as the world’s number one superpower.
Ingraham addressed the topic of confronting China during an interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
During the interview, Ingraham asked Secretary of State Pompeo if the United States would follow India’s lead and ban the controversial Chinese social media app TikTok.
Pompeo noted that the Trump administration drew a hard line on the national security threats posed by Chinese technology companies ZTE and Huawei and that the administration was considering banning TikTok.
“Laura, your viewers should know we’re taking this very seriously. We’re certainly looking at it. We’ve worked on this very issue for a long time, whether it was the problems of having Huawei technology in your infrastructure — we’ve gone all over the world and we’re making real progress getting that out. We declared ZTE a danger to American national security. We’ve done all of these things. With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you, the United States will get this one right too, Laura. I don’t want to get out in front of the president, but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo told Ingraham.
Chinese company ByteDance bought the app that became TikTok in 2017.
Now it is one of the most popular apps in all the world – with 1.5 billion downloads including over 37 million Americans – as users upload 60-second videos of dance routines and comedy sketches in hopes of going viral.
But there is a dark and dangerous side to TikTok that represents a clear and present danger to United States national security.
TikTok censored videos about subjects such as Tiananmen Square, Tibetan independence, and the religious group Falun Gong which embarrass the Communist Chinese government because they represent murderous and oppressive episodes in China’s history.
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton also called for a national security review of TikTok because companies in China must follow the communist government’s laws which allow China access to user data from Chinese apps.
Communist China’s rise is the defining national security threat of the 21st century.
Some Americans think the Chinese represent an even greater threat than the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Either way, confronting China and halting their big plan to push America aside on the global stage is the number one priority for the Trump administration.
And banning TikTok would be another move the President can take to show how serious he is about this matter.
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