Donald Trump reminds us of the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland. She ruled with an iron fist and went around lopping off her subjects’ heads on a whim. If he were ever granted a second chance at winning back the White House, the former president might find Lewis Caroll’s Queen of Hearts shows up in review pages such as QueenofHearts.net, as a less obvious target.
The White House has dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat. Now, we find that President Biden’s administration will look at these two app store dealers and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China.
Donald Trump reminds us of the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland. They even have similar hairstyles. She ruled with an armed fist and went around lopping off her subjects’ heads on a whim:
‘The Queen of Hearts rules over Wonderland and is a tyrant – violent, authoritative and dominant.’
This character likes to play croquet with live flamingos as mallets and hedgehogs as balls. Interestingly enough, she likes to play “only when she wins, and by her own rules” much like Trump did golfing:
‘[She] is feared by all other Wonderland inhabitants because of her lack of patience and explosive character.’
In Tim Burton’s 2010 movie, Alice in Wonderland, he said:
‘I pictured to myself the Queen of Hearts as a sort of embodiment of ungovernable passion – a blind and aimless Fury.’
President Joe Biden’s new executive order gave the Commerce Department the authority to pull “evidence-based” analysis of app transactions that were “manufactured or supplied or controlled by China,” according to the AP News. He was looking for any proof that it would collect users’ persona data or be linked to Chinese military and intelligence” actions.
The Commerce Department was authorized to seek the source(s) of thieves lifting Americans’ “genetic and personal health information:”
‘It would also go into the risks of certain software apps connected to China or other adversaries, according to senior administration officials.’
President Biden’s move reflected that he recognized how much of Trump’s order would be deflected upon himself unless he went on the offensive.
There have been concerns that Americans’ personal data could be exposed by popular apps tied to “China, a chief U.S. economic and political rival:”
‘The White House and Congress have both taken action to address Beijing’s technological advancement. On Tuesday, the Senate passed a bill that aims to boost U.S. semiconductor production and the development of artificial intelligence and other technology in the face of growing international competition.’
The administration earlier this year had backed off Trump’s attempts to forbid a very “popular video app TikTok,” which failed miserably. So the Commerce Department’s claims that TikTok was a “threat to national security” were not hyperbole. In fact, the department wondered about the ex-president’s warning concerning the app threat justified Trump’s attempts to ban it.
One plan included a “takeover of TikTok.” An idea that has also in limbo has been a proposed U.S. takeover of TikTok. Last year:
‘The Trump administration brokered a deal that would have had U.S. corporations Oracle and Walmart take a large stake in the Chinese-owned app on national security grounds.’
At this point, we find that TikTok has been looking to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to give it a current review of “Trump’s divestment order and the government’s national security.”
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