Why is tRump demanding the government get a cut of a private business deal? This is not normal, it is a mob crime boss move. How much does tRump think he is to get of that cut? Does the grifting ever stop with tRump? How do his cult followers not see how criminal that demand is? Hugs
Microsoft had emerged in recent weeks as the leading bidder for TikTok, saying earlier this month that it had talked with the Trump administration about its discussions with ByteDance. Twitter — which has clashed with Trump over misinformation in his tweets — has also reportedly expressed interest in bidding.
But Oracle has leaders who are friendly to the president. Ellison — the world’s 12th-richest person with a net worth of $65.8 billion, according to Bloomberg — held a Trump campaign fundraiser at his California estate in February, and CEO Safra Catz reportedly worked on Trump’s White House transition team.
Trump indicated that TikTok’s ultimate buyer will have to pay the US government to get the deal done.
“We’re the ones making it possible, so our Treasury has to be very well compensated,” he said.