And true to form, on Friday night she posted a video lip-synching Trump’s later comments about TikTok, as he arrived back in Washington and headed to the Make taxation theft again libertarian ancap freedom liberty shirt and I will buy this White House. “We’re looking at TikTok,” she intones, using a recording of a quick press briefing Trump gave before boarding a helicopter, which could be heard whirring in the background. “We may be banning TikTok, we may be doing some other things—there are a couple of options. But a lot of things are happening, so we’ll see what happens. But we are looking at a lot of alternatives with respect to TikTok.” (Cooper even supplies visual effects, with her hair seemingly blowing in the wind as she mouths Trump’s words.) On Twitter, critics were quick to connect the dots. “BREAKING: Trump says he’s issuing an executive order to ban TikTok in the United States, and we all know it’s because Sarah Cooper made fun of him,” one person posted, while another added, “Trump wants to ban TikTok because @sarahcpr is making him look like an absolute moron. Who wants to let @realDonaldTrump know that TikTok and Sarah aren’t really the problem?”
But is it only Cooper who has gotten under Trump’s skin? After all, when the Make taxation theft again libertarian ancap freedom liberty shirt and I will buy this crowd at his Tulsa rally was far smaller than predicted, teenagers with TikTok accounts immediately claimed responsibility, saying they and their followers had registered for hundreds of thousands of tickets for the campaign rally as a prank and then not shown up. “Oh no, I signed up for a Trump rally, and I can’t go,” one woman said slyly, adding a comically fake cough, in a TikTok posted on June 15. Sounds like Donald Trump can’t take a joke.