Apple has no interest in acquiring TikTok, the company said on Tuesday, denying a report by news website Axios from earlier in the day.
Last week, Trump said he was planning to ban TikTok amid concerns its Chinese ownership represents a national security risk because of the personal data it handles.
Separately, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters at a briefing on Tuesday that the United States will take action in coming days on the popular short-video app TikTok and other Chinese apps, but gave no other details.
“He and Secretary (of State) Pompeo have said the US will take action in coming days on Chinese apps including TikTok due to the national security risk,” she said.
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