Donald Trump says the government should get a cut from the sale of TikTok’s US unit if an American firm buys it.
The Trump administration has accused TikTok and others of providing data to the Chinese government, which Beijing and TikTok deny.
Talks over a potential deal looked to have been derailed on Friday when Mr Trump said he opposed Microsoft buying TikTok’s US business.
TikTok’s US operations “Will close down on September 15 unless Microsoft or somebody else is able to buy it and work out a deal, an appropriate deal so the Treasury of the United States gets a lot of money,” he said.
Microsoft confirmed on Sunday in a blog post that it would continue discussions on a potential deal with TikTok after a call between its chief executive Satya Nadella and Mr Trump.
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