Democrat Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has come clean and admitted that President Donald Trump “was right” about the social media app TikTok.
Speaking during an interview on Fox News Sunday with Shannon Bream, Warner warned that Chinese Communist Party-owned “TikTok is an enormous threat.”
During his presidency, Trump battled to get TikTok banned in America over national security and privacy concerns.
The app is suspected of tracking American users creating a portfolio of data on every person that uses it for the Chinese government.
However, Democrats and the corporate media fought hard against Trump’s efforts and eventually blocked his move to ban the app.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), on TikTok on @FoxNewsSunday:
“I think Donald Trump was right. I mean, TikTok is an enormous threat. … So if you're a parent, and you've got a kid on TikTok, I would be very, very concerned.”
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“Let’s start with TikTok,” Bream asked Warner.
“You also have concerns about this, and you’re also quoted now as saying: ‘As painful as it is for me to say, if Donald Trump was right and we could have taken action then, that’d have been a heck of a lot easier than trying to take action in November of 2022.’
“Did Washington simply not listen because they didn’t like the messenger then? And what can we do now?”
Warner responded by admitting that Trump was right and that the app is harvesting information on American children.
“Well, I think Donald Trump was right,” Warned said.
“I mean, TikTok is an enormous threat.
“It’s a threat on two levels,” he explained,
“One, it is a massive collector of information, oftentimes of our children.
“They can visualize even down to your keystrokes.
“So, if you’re a parent and you got a kid on TikTok, I would be very, very concerned,” he warned.
“All of that data that your child is inputting and receiving is being stored somewhere in Beijing.
“The idea that we can somehow separate out TikTok from the fact that the actual engineers writing the code in Beijing I think is a — the Justice Department trying to come up with a solution.
“I’m going to let — I’m going to take a look at that solution, but they got a huge mountain to climb.
“The second problem is that TikTok in a sense is a broadcasting network in a sense.
“And if the Chinese communist party and TikTok, at the end of the day, has to be reliant on the communist party.
“The China law states that,” he noted.
“If they suddenly want to dial up the fact that we are going to decrease content that criticizes Chinese leadership but increase the content that your kids may be seeing saying, ‘hey, you know, Taiwan really is part of China.’
“That is a distribution model that would make RT or Sputnik or some of the Russian propaganda models pale in comparison.”
Virginia Democrat Sen. Mark Warner on TikTok: “I think Donald Trump was right. TikTok is an enormous threat.” pic.twitter.com/8g2fRwxrF7
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