As Donald Trump attempts to get TikTok prohibited from the United States, the president is revealing assistance for among the video sharing app’s competitors, Triller.
On Saturday, Trump introduced his main Triller account, per a tweet from New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz. Trump’s very first Triller video, which serves as a small project ad, includes audio of the president saying, “I’m an expert at technology” and “No one can do it like me. Nobody can do it like me, honestly.” The 15- second clip now has 1,142,524 plays and is one of 3 videos presently on the confirmed account. (The other two take jabs at Joe Biden.)
At the time of this writing, Trump had yet to reach 5,000 Triller fans, which is an exceptionally low amount compared to other verified accounts. A fast browse down the “Recommended” (individuals to follow) page shows that Opportunity the Rapper has more than 233,000 followers, popular TikTok influencer Charli D’Amelio has 460,000, and Bryce Hall (among TikTok’s Sway House young boys) has more than 561,000
On Friday, Trump signed an executive order that provides TikTok’s moms and dad company, ByteDance, 90 days to offer off its U.S. operations. The Trump administration has claimed that the China-based company is a national security threat.
Another order, signed by Trump previously in August, provided all U.S. companies 45 days to cut ties with ByteDance and its subsidiaries. And on top of the U.S. political action being taken versus TikTok, Triller likewise took legal action against TikTok over a patent dispute back in July.
Though TikTok is a very popular app that’s been downloaded more than 2 billion times, on Aug. 3, Triller was the top totally free app download in the iOS App Shop and is definitely starting to trigger more interest. Though the purchase timeline and ultimate fate of TikTok remains unclear, Microsoft to purchase the app from ByteDance, and has stated that discussions to obtain are expected to finish up by Sept.15 Twitter has also shown some interest in buying TikTok, so I think we’ll just have to wait and see how all of it works out.
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