The White House has reportedly declined to comment on the expected litigation. However, they did release the following statement to NPR defending the president’s executive order:
The Administration is committed to protecting the American people from all cyber related threats to critical infrastructure, public health and safety, and our economic and national security
WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN JUDD DEERE
Trump issued an executive order on Thursday that would ban the social media app from operating in the country in 45 days if it is not sold by its Chinese parent company ByteDance.