Trump Said TikTok Deal Would Create $5B Patriotic Education Fund. ByteDance Says It Has No Clue

President Donald Trump suggested Saturday that the TikTok deal he gave his “blessing” to involved a $5 billion education fund for the United States, but ByteDance claims it didn’t hear of this until media reports emerged.

What Happened: “They are going to pay $5bn into a fund for education so we can educate people as to the real history of our country. We are getting very close to that deal,” the president had told his supporters on Saturday in North Carolina, the Financial Times reported.

ByteDance, in a Chinese social media post on Sunday, said it was the first time it was hearing of such a fund, according to Reuters.

“The company has been committed to investing in the education field, and plans to work with partners and global shareholders to launch online classroom projects based on AI and video technology for students around the world,” the TikTok parent said

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Trump Says He Will Start New Commission : NPR

President Trump holds a Constitution Day proclamation after speaking Thursday during the White House Conference on American History at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

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President Trump holds a Constitution Day proclamation after speaking Thursday during the White House Conference on American History at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

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In austere, starkly divisive remarks, President Trump on Thursday said he would create a commission to promote “patriotic education” and announced the creation of a grant to develop a “pro-American curriculum.” The move is largely political — a reaction to a growing push by some academics for schools to teach an American history that better acknowledges slavery and systemic racism.

In the speech, Trump decried what he said was a “twisted web of lies” being taught in U.S. classrooms about systemic

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President Donald Trump announces commission promoting ‘patriotic education’

Sept. 17 (UPI) — President Donald Trump on Thursday announced plans for a new commission to promote “patriotic education” in U.S. schools.

Speaking at the National Archives Museum, Trump signed an executive order establishing what he called the 1776 Commission, which is aimed at encouraging educators to teach about “the miracle of American history” and make plans in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States.

“The only path to national unity is through our shared identity as Americans,” Trump said during the event dubbed the White House Conference on American History. “That is why it is so urgent that we finally restore patriotic education to our schools.”

During the event, Trump also stated that the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a grant to support the development of a “pro-American curriculum” and that he previously signed an executive order to establish the National Garden

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Trump Says He Will Create Commission to Promote ‘Patriotic’ Education | National News

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced that he would soon sign an executive order to create a “National Commission to Promote Patriotic Education” in a speech that was heavily focused on politics that seemed directed at his conservative base supporters.

He said it will be called “The 1776 Commission” and “encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history.”

Trump’s speech from the White House History Conference at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., focused on bashing “The 1619 Project,” which is a New York Times project aimed at reframing “the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.” Earlier this month he threatened to withhold federal funding for public schools in California that incorporated the 1619 Project into the history curriculum.

The president slammed the project and likened the teaching of

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Trump administration threatens to pull millions in school funding over transgender students / LGBTQ Nation

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is reportedly threatening to pull $18 million in diversity funding from Connecticut schools that refuse to withdraw from the state’s athletic conference that allows transgender students athletes to compete.

The Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education is threatening to withhold the diversity money from three districts in the state that is intended to help schools desegregate. The schools are members of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), the organization that runs school sports in the state.

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The CIAC is currently being sued by three cisgender students with help from the SPLC designated hate group Alliance Defending Freedom because transgender girls are allowed to compete with their gender in that state. The Department of Education, under Trump, has been supportive of the

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Trump Calls for ‘Patriotic Education’ to Defend American History From the Left

“I think Donald Trump sees the cultural wars as a pathway to victory,” Mr. Brinkley added. But, he said, “what he sees as a cultural war is just trying to open up the narrative to other peoples’ experiences — not just white males.”

Mr. Trump gave his remarks a campaign twist when he promised to include a statue of Caesar Rodney, who rode 70 miles to Philadelphia in 1776 to cast a tiebreaking vote to declare independence, in a national statuary garden to honor “American heroes” whose creation he ordered in July. Mr. Biden, he charged, “said nothing as to his home state’s history and the fact that it was dismantled and dismembered.

“And a founding father’s statue was removed,” the president added.

Denouncing “propaganda tracts” that “try to make students ashamed of their own history,” Mr. Trump singled out The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project, named for the

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Trump calls for ‘patriotic education,’ says anti-racism teachings are ‘child abuse’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump accused schools of teaching students “hateful lies about this country” and said he would be taking steps to “restore patriotic education” as he continued his opposition to efforts to raise awareness about racial inequalities.

Speaking at what the White House described as a “conference on American history,” Trump said that he plans to sign an executive order soon to create a “national commission to support patriotic education” called the 1776 Commission and that he is directing funding to create a patriotic curriculum for schools.

“Our youth will be taught to love America with all of their heart and all of their souls,” Trump said. The White House declined to say when Trump would sign the executive order.

Trump said the framing of history around race was “toxic propaganda” and “a form of child abuse in the truest sense of those words” — specifically calling out

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Trump Gives TikTok Deal ‘His Blessing,’ Promises It Will Involve $5B to Education Program

As the Sunday deadline nears, President Donald Trump told reporters Saturday he has approved the deal for Oracle Corp. to purchase the social media platform TikTok.



a close up of a piece of luggage: President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he approved the deal that would let Oracle Corp. purchase the social media platform TikTok.


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President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he approved the deal that would let Oracle Corp. purchase the social media platform TikTok.

Speaking to reporters before departing the White House for his Fayetteville, North Carolina rally Saturday evening, Trump said he had “given the deal my blessing.” Though Trump has approved the deal, the Chinese government must now also agree.

The deal would spin TikTok off into a new company, TikTok Global, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said this week. Trump said Saturday that should the deal go through as planned, TikTok Global will be based in Texas. He also said that the company would make a $5 billion contribution to an education program, but he did not clarify which or how the

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Trump Announces ‘Patriotic Education’ Commission : NPR

At the White House Conference, President Trump said history teachers’ focus on slavery has taught children to hate their country and announced a national commission to promote “patriotic” education.



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Many educators say schools in our country need to do a better job teaching students about white supremacy and systemic racism. President Trump is arguing for the opposite. Yesterday, he again went out of his way to portray protests in American cities as more violent than they really are. This time, though, he blamed what he called left-wing indoctrination in schools and universities. Trump said he wants to create a commission to promote, quote, “patriotic education.”

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Patriotic moms and dads are going to demand that their children are no longer fed hateful lies about this country. American parents are not going to accept indoctrination in our schools.

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Trump Announces Federal ‘1776 Commission’ To Promote ‘Patriotic Education’

President Trump announced a federal “1776 Commission” to promote “patriotic education” Thursday while accusing Joe Biden and The New York Times of warping history.

Trump talked up the commission during a speech he gave at the National Archives marking the anniversary of the Constitution’s signing. Trump said Democrats and the Times’ “1619 Project” are promoting an inaccurate version of U.S. history by over-emphasizing race and the legacy of slavery.

“I will soon sign an executive order establishing a national commission to promote patriotic education. It will be called the ‘1776 Commission,’” Trump said according to the New York Post.

Trump added the commission “will encourage our educators to teach your children about the miracle of American history and make plans to honor the 250th anniversary of our founding” in 2026.

Trump has had issues with the Times‘ 1619 project, a series of articles arguing that 1619, the date

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