Домой United States USA — IT Trump: If Microsoft Buys TikTok, US Treasury Should Get 'Substantial' Cut

Trump: If Microsoft Buys TikTok, US Treasury Should Get 'Substantial' Cut

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Trump described the transaction as a ‘landlord-tenant’ relationship, whereby Microsoft will have to pay for the lease to own TikTok. Redmond has until Sept. 15 to make a deal or it’ll be banned in the US, Trump says.
(Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) If Microsoft acquires TikTok, the US government should get a cut of the sale, according to President Trump. Trump brought up the unusual demand on Monday when recounting his phone call with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella about the company’s bid to buy TikTok. “I said a very substantial portion of that price is going to have to come into the Treasury of the United States. Because we’re making it possible for this deal to happen,” Trump said Monday morning after signing an unrelated executive order. “Right now they don’t have any rights, unless we give it to them.” SEE ALSO: Microsoft Confirms It’s in Talks to Acquire TikTok in the US Trump described the transaction as a “landlord-tenant» relationship, whereby Microsoft will have to pay for the lease to own TikTok.

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