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Trump Blesses Oracle’s TikTok Deal, Delays App Store Ban

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Watch: The Oracle-TikTok deal has been given the green light from President Donald Trump, potentially averting an app store ban in the U.S. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Donald Trump gave his blessing to Oracle Corp.’s bid for the American operations of TikTok, putting the popular video-sharing app on course to escape a U.S. ban imposed as part of his pressure campaign against China.

“I approved the deal in concept,” Trump told reporters Saturday as he left the White House for a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina. “If they get it done, that’s great. If they don’t, that’s OK too.”