Earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Funny bass guitar bass I won’t cause any treble vintage shirt and I will buy this U.S. was looking at banning TikTok as well as other Chinese social media apps, citing national security concerns. Pompeo added that the Trump administration was evaluating TikTok as it has with other Chinese state-backed tech companies like Huawei and ZTE, which he previously described as “Trojan horses for Chinese intelligence.” (Meanwhile, ByteDance, the Chinese internet company that owns TikTok has reportedly offered to sell the American operations of the video app to stop the Trump administration from banning it.) But are national security concerns really behind Trump’s sudden pronouncement? Or is there another reason why the president wants to ban TikTok? Social media had its own answer: It’s all about Sarah Cooper.
Cooper, of course, is the Funny bass guitar bass I won’t cause any treble vintage shirt and I will buy this actor and comedian who has come to internet fame by posting videos of her lip-synching Trump’s speeches and interviews to hilarious effect. She has mimicked him denying he retreated to the White House bunker because of a threat posed by protestors and dodging a question about what his favorite Bible phrases are; most memorably, she recreated his now famous “person, woman, man, camera, TV” interview. With more than half a million followers on TikTok, Cooper has been written up by the Hollywood Reporter, Washington Post, and New York Times and appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen Show. (“You make me so happy,” host Ellen DeGeneres told Cooper.) A profile in the Times of London was headlined: “How Sarah Cooper’s Trump Takedowns Made Her America’s New Comedy Hero.”