The LATimes email thingie tells us:
— Trump has issued an executive order that will bar TikTok‘s parent company, ByteDance, from conducting business transactions with American companies beginning in 45 days. A separate order bans business transactions involving WeChat, a popular communications and commerce app owned by the Chinese internet giant Tencent.
The pontificating poltroons at Axios morning email thingie thinks that the Lord Damp Nut’s sudden desire to ban TikTok is a major, strategic escalation against China, but come’on! We’re talking Trump-the-Chump.
The Trump Razor is in effect:
Trump’s Razor: Ascertain the stupidest possible scenario that can be reconciled with the available facts and that answer is likely correct. An homage to William of Occam.
Remember the disastrous rally in Tulas Oklahoma (thanks Twizzler!) that was undermined by the Yutes of Today using TikTok as their organizing platform? [The kids requested millions of tickets using funny alias names, were granted –which given the hubris of the 4th Reich seems rash now. LDN’s 2020 Goat Rodeo paid for a large arena, paid for a large overflow space; they even removed the social distancing stickers on seats and the floor because they were so certain millions of people were showing up. There were more empty seats than people and then when Hair Füror realized he’d been chump’ed by teens and tweens You’re Fired’ed two campaign staffers, including his campaign manager Brad Parscale. When he realized that a small crowd from Possum Hollar still managed to murder-by-virus an un-masked Herman Cain, and super-spread the virus all over the south, Tulas effectively murdered dead his beloved rallies.]
TikTok being used like a surgical tool against himself is the reason for the sudden crack-down. Lord Damp Nut is counter-punching against being embarrassed.
Anyway, here’s Axios morning email thingie:
President Trump last night used a pair of executive orders to launch a major escalation of the U.S.-China trade war, substituting consumer technology for soybeans, Axios’ Dan Primack and Scott Rosenberg report.
- Why it matters: U.S. tech companies and investment firms doing business in China are in the line of fire, and may be the first to feel retaliation.
Americans and U.S. companies will be banned from making transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, in 45 days, Trump said.
- Trump’s order cites “emergency powers” as the basis for the unusual order targeting a single foreign company.
- A similar order covers WeChat, a popular messaging app in China sometimes used by expatriates in the U.S.
Between the lines: The WeChat executive order seems to also take aim at WeChat’s owner, Tencent, a tech giant with stakes in lots of popular U.S. tech companies including Reddit and Epic Games, which makes Fortnite.
We’re gonna stick with Trump’s Razor. There’s too much thinkin’ and strategin’ in the Axios analysis.
UPDATE 1: We are not the only ones who thinks this…