Donald Trump wants to coerce Apple into manufacturing devices in the United States

Donald Trump wants to coerce Apple into manufacturing devices in the United States
In a speech at the Liberty University earlier today, GOP candidate Donald Trump claimed that he'll be able to pass legislation that would coerce Apple to manufacture devices in the United States.

Aside from bashing on both his Republican and Democrat competitors in the 2016 race to the White House, Donal Trump also touched heavily on outsourcing in his speech.

The presidential candidate initiates his outsourcing theories based on Ford's intention to move its factories to Mexico, claiming that he's planning to impose a 35% import tax on all products assembled or manufactured outside of the US. 

Eventually, however, Trump turns his attention to Apple, claiming that his regime will get Apple "to build their damn computers in this country instead of other countries". 

To rational, economically-educated people, such a plan is a gross objection of free trade. Trump, however, doesn't seem to agree. At the 1:40:23 mark in the video below, the GOP presidential candidate says:


Delusions aside, it would certainly be beneficial for the US if Apple were to assemble its products on domestic soil. Such a move would create jobs, a direct source of growth for the economy. Furthermore, from a human rights perspective, the concerns regarding working conditions at Foxconn plants in China would be dissolved.

Unfortunately, however, the POTUS doesn't have the kind of power to make this happen without severely limiting free trade, the very basic assumption of modern economic philosophies. 

If you've got an hour to kill and don't mind being amused, here's the full-length speech (Trump starts his routine at about 1 hour and 5 minutes into the video):

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204 Comments

1. engineer-1701d unregistered

hell yeah do it keep the money in this country

31. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I've been saying that the US government needs to FORCE the evil Apple empire to return all manufacturing to the US where is USED TO BE. Trump might be a D-bag, but I like the things he is saying, and he's better than the other candidates, so he has my vote.

44. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Not surprising coming from a racist like you that he has your vote.

87. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Think what you want but he says what most people are thinking (a lot of the time anyways). He's no genius but I'd rather have a snake I can see then one I can't.

90. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

most has in stupid people?

112. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

And this is the start of the demise of fruity. When fruity will be manufactured in the US, their prices of course will insanely go up. Either way, I'm not going to buy any fruity product.

113. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Lol according to the polls, hillary Clinton is the clear winner from the democratic side, or are you talking about Bernie sanders?

117. Feanor

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Just because he's saying what most people are thinking doesn't justify either him or people's thoughts. Rather people should think of what they're thinking.

126. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There was a time when most people were thinking blacks shouldn't be able to vote. Saying what people think is called pandering, and that's exactly what he's doing. He knows the wall plan is impossible. He knows he can't get Apple back into this country, and even if he did all that would occur is the prices would rocket up. Heck, he even knew that the Obama birth certificate wasn't a real issue. But he also knows that reality TV, WWE and talk radio are big business, and that a huge chunk of the American people aren't very bright and will follow whoever talks the loudest or craziest. He is secretly laughing at his supporters, and if by some dark miracle he gains the Oval Office, they're all going to be outraged when they see the real Trump, a NJ/NY republican (known as a democrat in the rest of the country).

140. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Trump is kinda scary.

143. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

No, he's not as scary as the amount of idiots that are supporting him. I'm American and I love my country... but right now, Trump, and everyone that's eating up his BS is embarrassing the crap out of me.

160. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Is Donald Trump a trustworthy person? How many companies he own are doing their manufacturing in United States? Will he absurd his power to gain even more personal wealth? I think i lot of American know the answer, there are many types of snake/politician. I have a feeling he will be the poisonous python the world has yet to see. Be naive and pay the price.

177. andynaija

Posts: 1264; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

*than

104. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Bernoulli- Continue to keep your head in the sand and ignore history, facts and statistics like the idiot you are. I hope you become one of the statistics yourself.

114. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Like I said before, I hope your children marry into black families. Statistics are manipulated numbers, and the way history is whites have killed more than any other ethnic group, particularly in the middle ages. I will never understand your biased logic, but I hope at least you wouldn't pass on having sex with a hottie from a different race, I know I wouldn't. PS, white girls are okay but definitely not the best, there that's my statistic lol

141. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Bernoulli, I usually do not support you, but you get mine on that comment - great point! Upvote, bruh!

191. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Bernoulli- My children would never lay down with animals, because they will be educated and have self respect. I hope you meet an animal in a dark alley soon and become a crime statistic yourself.

196. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

sure, you and the rest of the Klu Klux Klan thought the same, am not black but wow going as far as to say they're animals man did a black guy rape your mom? I live on the edge, and worrying about racism is the least of my worries, my first priority is whether a girl can give me a good f*ck or if she can suck dick well, and of course she has to weight less than I do or as long as I can pick her up easily she's good to go, but seriously going by history, crusades, genocide, do tell, how are black people worse when whites have killed more? Having sex with a hottie that is f cup very slim waist and can suck like a champ is by no mean not having self respect, and yes I just came back from her place, never a disappointment, and later on today, wednesday, I will be meeting up with a cute petite blue eyed blondy that I met over the break, seriously, have sex with girls from other ethnicities, it's amazing!

201. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude, take it easy on him lol. He's probably glowing red with racist (small winnie) anger lol. If I told him what I've done, before I got married, he'd blow up the planet lol.

202. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't recall reading any comments from him suggesting he's racist but I have seen enough to conclude there's a high probability that he never finished high school. Not exactly the brightest bulb in the chandelier.

203. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Bro he just called black people animals.... if that's not racist then idk w is, also before he'd also go all out on the whole black people commit more crimes, black-lies-matter was his slogan I mean QWERTYphone would go all out against black people. It's a few articles back in 2015.

205. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, Alright, I believe you. I guess I kind of made a habit of skipping over his posts after never finding any substance in them. You can't really blame me can you?

204. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

True, 100% trump voter all the way and admits it.

68. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Trump takes all the complexities that people get all fumed trying to understand and cooks it into an oversimplified yelling-point that lets people get away with thinking it's fine to just understand the surface of the topic.

71. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

He might win votes from the Republicans, but not from the Democrats and Independents.

144. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm a Republican and there's not a single candidate in my party that I like. They're all blithering idiots, and Trump is their king.

148. jellmoo

Posts: 2645; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The Republican party just doesn't allow for moderates anymore. A candidate needs to pull far right in order to secure the nomination, and then shift hard closer to center to have a chance at the general election. Things like the Tea Party and the evangelical right have crippled the party. I say this very much as a non-Republican (and as a Canadian this probably has little impact), but a more moderate Republican party would make things a lot more interesting.

192. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I agree that Trump is an insecure blow hard. But, what candidate from either party is better? The people that Trump upset are either on welfare or are idiot liberals that want to bankrupt our nation. So, I will enjoy their pain if Trump is elected.

83. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Looks like you need a small loan of a million dollars.

89. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

lol You are nuts

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