Trump added that a "very substantial portion of [the sale price] is going to have to come into the Treasury" because "it is a great asset, but it is not a great asset in the United States " without his approval.
"So, it will close down on Sept. 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. A lot of money, OK?"
"Look, it can’t be controlled, for security reasons, by China. Too big, too invasive, and it can’t be. And here’s the deal, I don’t mind if, whether it’s Microsoft or somebody else (a big company a secure company, a very American company) buys it," he said.