Kudlow says Biden on ‘right side’ of TikTok issue

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks before a television interview at the White House, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Fox Business anchor Larry Kudlow says President Biden is on the “right side” of the TikTok debate after Biden pledged to sign House-passed legislation that could ban the platform if it comes to his desk. 

Kudlow praised Biden while discussing the legislation the lower chamber passed 352-65 on Thursday, which would force TikTok’s China-based parent company, ByteDance, to divest itself of the app or have it removed from the app stores in the U.S. 

“I mean, I’ll give Biden — I’ll give Biden some credit on this: He’s on the right side of this issue,” Kudlow said while discussing the issue with Fox News anchor Brian Kilmeade after Kilmeade clashed on air with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) over the legislation earlier in the day. 

Kilmeade and Kudlow both said the app poses a national security threat. 

“Make it a U.S. company,” Kudlow said. 

After Kudlow expressed approval of Biden’s stance on the issue, Kilmeade pushed back, scrutinizing Biden for having his campaign join TikTok and posting a 30-second video. 

In response, Kudlow said he would slash his praise in half.

“I’ll give him half a credit for it,” Kudlow said. “He might’ve forgotten about the ad. That’s a joke.” 

The bill to potentially ban the platform is on its way to the upper chamber. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has said he will review it. 


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