In battle for White House, Trump PAC joins TikTok refusing to 'cede any platform' to Biden

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A political action committee supporting Donald Trump has joined TikTok.

Make America Great Again Inc. launched an account on the popular short-video platform Wednesday. President Joe Biden’s campaign joined in February.

The independent Super PAC posted several videos including one slamming Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as “a radical leftist” and another about Trump tax cuts that asks if Americans can afford “four more years of Joe Biden.”

“MAGA Inc. will not cede any platform to Joe Biden and the Democrats who are trying to destroy our country. We will ensure President Trump’s America First agenda is brought to every corner of the internet and every precinct of this country,” Taylor Budowich, CEO of MAGA Inc., said in a post on X.

Fox News first reported the news.

The Trump campaign and his super PAC are legally barred from coordinating. The campaign did not immediately reply to a request for comment. The Washington Post recently reported that the Trump campaign is discussing joining the platform.

The move comes as TikTok fights a new U.S. law that could force the sale or nationwide ban of the app.

In passing the Protecting Americans From Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, lawmakers cited national security risks connected to TikTok’s Chinese ownership, alleging TikTok could turn over sensitive data about Americans or use the app to spread propaganda.

On Tuesday, TikTok and parent company ByteDance filed a lawsuit against the federal government arguing the law passed overwhelmingly by Congress and championed by the White House is unconstitutional.

Trump, who tried to ban TikTok when he was president, has changed his public stance and now says he opposes a ban.

In March, he claimed that a TikTok ban would only benefit Facebook – which banned him for two years following the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol – and that “young kids on TikTok” would go “crazy” without it.

TikTok taps a pool of millions of young voters as Trump and Biden compete for their vote in their November rematch. Young users of the app have been critical of Biden’s decision to sign the new TikTok law.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump MAGA Super PAC joins TikTok. Will Trump campaign be next?