You might think we're being facetious with that subline, but it's actually the truth.
As previously reported, Donald Trump has effectively banned TikTok from the US all because of an elaborate campaign by teenagers on the video app that thoroughly embarrassed the US President.
Really, that's the reason.
It all began when TikTok users began block-booking tickets to Trump's first rally since the pandemic began, artificially inflating the numbers of people who were planning on attending by over a million when, in reality, a little over 6,000 people actually showed up.
Since then, Trump and his goons have announced that a ban on the app is now underway, however a source close to the company told NPR that a lawsuit against the Trump Administration is now forthcoming and will likely arrive in courts as soon as Tuesday.
Trump's reason for banning TikTok is that it's a national security issue, a claim which a source at TikTok has said is baseless. "It's based on pure speculation and conjecture," the source told NPR. "The order has no findings of fact, just reiterates rhetoric about China that has been kicking around."
The executive order, signed by Trump last Thursday, will make it illegal in the next 45 days to make any transaction between a US citizen and ByteDance, the company which operates TikTok. If the executive order goes ahead, it will freeze all bank accounts for the company in the US, as well as potentially evicting the company from any of its offices, not to mention freezing the paycheques of over 1,000 US-based employees of the company.
However, TikTok has been criticised in the past for its security concerns. The European Data Protection Board announced in June that it has begun to examine the app's user privacy and security practices, while others have criticised TikTok for acquiescing to demands by countries with oppressive regimes for censorship on the app.
TikTok have not publicly stated that they intend to sue Donald Trump, however NPR's source say the filings will be coming this coming week, even as early as Tuesday.