Today is Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Let’s get caught up.
These non-virus headlines are in the news this morning: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is considering banning TikTok over China concerns; President Trump and NASCAR engaged in a day-long feud; and the Boston Red Sox are responding to claims of sexual abuse and racism over the years.
Read on for these stories, other top headlines, celebrity birthdays and more.
US ‘looking at’ banning TikTok, other Chinese social media apps, Pompeo says
The United States is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.
Pompeo suggested the possible move during an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, adding that “we’re taking this very seriously.” Pompeo was asked by Ingraham whether the United States should be considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, “especially TikTok.”
“With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too, Laura,” he said. “I don’t want to get out in front of the President [Donald Trump], but it’s something we’re looking at.”