Trump cutting off WeChat would be devastating blow to some Chinese families in the U.S.
PUBLISHED FRI, AUG 7 202010:20 AM EDTJessica Bursztynsky@JBURSZKEY POINTS
- President Donald Trump issued an executive order Thursday night that would place a ban on business transactions with WeChat.
- WeChat is the primary service people in the U.S. use to talk to friends and family in China, since U.S.-based apps are already banned there.
- If Trump’s executive order goes through, people in the U.S. would have effectively no free way to talk to friends and loved ones in China.