The White House says it is monitoring the situation in Beirut after a massive explosion rocked the downtown area Tuesday.
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Kayleigh McEnany, White House Press Secretary, says “rest assured that we are watching it closely and we are taking a very good look at that.”
The blast happened short before the press briefing began so there were few details of what happened.
Early reports said much of the port had been flattened in the explosion with several buildings damaged. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris.
McEnany also fended off questions about the sale of TikTok after the President Monday said that any sale of TikTok would have to include money being paid to the U.S.
The press secretary said she “going to get ahead of the President on any official action” but said that “we all agree that there needs to be a change especially with TikTok collecting significant amounts of private data on users. It’s unacceptable.”
On Monday, Microsoft confirmed that it’s in talks to buy the U.S. arm of TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has drawn the White House’s scrutiny.