Trump says his administration spoke to Walmart and Oracle about TikTok

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FILE PHOTO: US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a press conference in the Brady Press Conference Room at the White House in Washington, United States, September 16, 2020. REUTERS / Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said his administration spoke to Walmart Inc and Oracle Corp about TikTok on Thursday, but little had changed about a deal for the short video app owned by the China.

“We make a decision. We spoke today at Walmart, Oracle. I guess Microsoft is still involved, ”Trump told reporters at the White House before leaving for a visit to Wisconsin.

“We’ll make a decision, but nothing has really changed. We will make a decision soon.

Chinese company ByteDance, which owns TikTok, is rushing to strike a deal with the White House that would prevent a U.S. ban on TikTok that Trump has threatened from happening as early as next week.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Written by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler and Tom Brown

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