They are furious over this.
According to Breitbart News, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed Chinese apps stating that the United States is looking into restrictions or bans on Chinese social media apps.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham asked if the U.S. should “be considering, right now, tonight, a ban on Chinese social media apps, especially TikTok?”
Pompeo said, “Laura, your viewers should know we’re taking this very seriously. We’re certainly looking at it. We’ve worked on this very issue for a long time, whether it was the problems of having Huawei technology in your infrastructure — we’ve gone all over the world and we’re making real progress getting that out.”
He added, “We declared ZTE a danger to American national security. We’ve done all of these things. With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you, the United States will get this one right too, Laura. I don’t want to get out in front of the president, but it’s something we’re looking at.” You can read the full article here.