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"But if you buy [TikTok], the United States, which is making it possible to buy, because without us they can't do anything, should be compensated," Trump told "Fox & Friends." "Properly compensated with a very big payment. So that money would go into the Treasury of the United States. And by the way, Microsoft, which is looking at it, and others, they all agreed to that."
White House adviser Larry Kudlow downplayed Trump's Monday statement that a "large percentage" of a TikTok sale should go into the U.S. Treasury.
"I don’t know if that’s a key stipulation. .... A lot of options here," Kudlow told "Varney & Co." on Tuesday. "Not sure it’s a specific concept that will be followed through."
Microsoft declined to comment to FOX Business.