"The US president said he made a demand for a "substantial portion" of the purchase price in a phone call at the weekend with Microsoft's boss."
"The United States should get a very large percentage of that price, because we're making it possible," Mr Trump said.
"TikTok's US operations "will close down on September 15 unless Microsoft or somebody else is able to buy it and work out a deal, an appropriate deal so the Treasury… of the United States gets a lot of money," he said."
Sounds like a Mafia boss speaking.
One wonders if this is another attempt at distraction since it hit the news last night that the Federal Court in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) may be investigating US President Donald Trump and his company for insurance and bank fraud.
My get up and go got up and went