Some of TikTok’s biggest US stars beg Trump not to ban app, while other users protest the social media way

Some of TikTok’s biggest US stars beg Trump not to ban app, while other users protest the social media way

  • TikTok users are scoring millions of views with raps and an open letter opposing President Donald Trump’s threat of a US ban on the social media app
  • ‘Didn’t think this through, little Donny, did you? Not much of a businessman,’ one user freestyles on a clip with more than a million views and 500,000 likes

A TikTok star pounds a beat as she weaves lyrics mocking the idea of US President Donald Trump banning the short-form video sharing app.The “Trump Freestyle” post on Monday by @maya2960 quickly racked up more than a million views and 500,000 “likes” on the popular platform owned by China-based ByteDance.

“Didn’t think this through, little Donny, did you? Not much of a businessman,” she rapped.

“You can ban this app, there’ll be a new one. There’s supply where there’s demand.”

The lyrics included a promise that TikTok users would not go down without a fight, citing First Amendment protections against government censorship of free speech.

Another video snippet racking up views was captioned “Me trying to convince Trump to let us keep TikTok” and showed a woman colouring her face orange and building a brick wall.