According to CNBC Africa’s Ran NeuNer, TRON CEO Justin Sun was forbidden to take part in the Warren Buffett lunch due to the ongoing trade tensions between China and the United States.
The unnamed source claims the Chinese government found Sun’s promotion of the lunch “provocative” and suggests it won’t take place at all.
The rumor, still unconfirmed, comes at a remarkably convenient time for the TRON frontman.
Only last week Sun was being sought by Chinese officials due to alleged “pornography,” and other crimes relating to the China-based Peiwo app. Earlier in the month, Chinese police had to storm TRON HQ to quell a protest of scam victims who blamed Sun for their losses.
Are we really to believe that the Chinese government is worried about Sun sharing a steak with Warren Buffet? Or is this a bait and switch move straight from Donald Trump’s “4-D chess” playbook?
TRON Plot Thickens: Justin Sun’s Naked Lunch
Ran NeuNer revealed what a source had suggested was the real reason for the Buffett charity lunch cancellation. NeuNer tweeted:
“The plot thickens; Sources in China say the Chinese government believed that @justinsuntron “promoting” the Warren Buffett lunch was a “provocative” act given current trade tensions. He has been told not to pursue the lunch. My source believes the lunch won’t happen at all.”