President Trump, in his frenzy to blame China for almost everything to get re-elected, threatened to ban from the United States TikTok, a Chinese-owned app used by young people to transmit funny dance videos.
For example, government shenanigans have surrounded even important events, such U.S. involvement in the Mexican War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and the invasion of Iraq.
However, there doesn’t need to be an American takeover of TikTok to save national security, because TikTok posed very little danger to it in the first place.
If Trump bans TikTok, why not the multitude of other Chinese products coming to the United States?
Trump’s threats against TikTok should make consumers skeptical that Trump’s war against Huawei, a Chinese communications company, is also less about national security and more about trying to get re-elected.