on Tuesday voiced support for a potential acquisition of TikTok's American operations by Oracle, adding to the existing uncertainty over the sale of the Chinese owned short-form video app.

"Well, I think Oracle is a great company, and I think its owner is a tremendous guy," Trump said at an event in Yuma, Ariz., when asked about reports that the software company is in talks to acquire TikTok's business in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

Trump in early August 

 that would effectively ban TikTok and the messaging app WeChat from operating in the U.S. after Sept. 20. Trump invoked the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and said his move was in response to TikTok’s collection of user data and concerns it could be shared with China's government.

The order declared that any transaction with ByteDance would be prohibited in the U.S. in 45 days, essentially giving the company a short period to sell TikTok to a U.S. owner. 

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