Trump doesn't want ByteDance to maintain control of TikTok - official

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump does not want China’s ByteDance to maintain a controlling interest in TikTok because it could put Americans’ personal information at risk, a senior administration official speaking on condition of anonymity said on Thursday.

ByteDance is racing to clinch an agreement with the White House that will stave off a U.S. ban on the popular short video app that Trump has threatened could happen as early as next week.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Sandra Maler