Trump says that his administration spoke to Walmart, Oracle, about Tickcock


FILE PHOTO: US President Donald Trump spoke to reporters on September 16, 2020, during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, USA. REUTERS / Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said his administration spoke to Walmart Inc and Oracle Corp on Thursday about Tickcock, but not much had changed about a deal for a Chinese-owned short video app .

“We are taking a decision. We talked to Walmart, Oracle today. I think Microsoft is still involved, ”Trump told reporters at the White House before leaving for a trip to Wisconsin.

“We will take a decision, but not much has changed. We will decide soon. “

The Chinese company ByteDance, which owns TickTock, is in the running to negotiate a deal with the White House that would end the US ban on Ticketok that Trump has threatened could happen early next week.

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

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