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Trump, China remarks cast a shadow on Oracle's deal for US TikTok

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin remains confident that Trump will sign off on the transaction, but US national security officials continue to raise concerns

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US officials are bracing for Trump to reject the deal if it becomes obvious that it doesn’t meet criteria the president himself laid out publicly, they said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. Photo: Shutterstock

Saleha Mohsin and Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg
Doubts emerged Monday about Oracle Corp.’s deal to take over TikTok as President Donald Trump said he may still renege on his approval and the Chinese government signaled reluctance through state-owned media.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin remains confident that Trump will sign off on the transaction, but US national security officials continue to raise concerns that the data of more than 100 million American users would remain in the hands of a Chinese firm, according to four people familiar with the matter.

US officials are bracing for Trump to reject the deal if it becomes obvious that it doesn’t meet criteria the

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First Published: Sep 21 2020 | 11:00 PM IST

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