Hypocritical Trump knocks Apple, but owns over $1 million in Apple shares

Hypocritical Trump knocks Apple, but owns over $1 million in Apple shares
Since tossing his hat (with an extra big head size, of course) into the presidential ring, Donald Trump has made pronouncements about  boycotting Apple. During the midst of the battle between Apple and the government over Syed Farook's locked Apple iPhone 5c, Trump made one of his patented off the cuff comments straight from the hip. "What I think you oughta do is boycott Apple until such time as they give that security number," said the billionaire. "How do you like... I just thought of that," Trump continued, no doubt mentally patting himself on the back.

Of course Trump being Trump, within days of calling for the boycott on Apple, he was back on his iPhone sending out tweets. But that is par for the course with the real estate mogul since he plays by different rules than the rest of the public.

In January, Trump said that he would force Apple to make its products in the U.S. instead of China. He would accomplish this, he said, by calling for a 35% tax on companies that make products out of the country. Trump said that when he becomes the president, he will get Apple "to build their damn computers in this country instead of other countries."

Despite all of this harsh talk about Apple, it turns out that the Donald has amassed a stake in the company worth between $1.1 million and $2.25 million. While not as much as the $1 billion investment in Apple recently announced by Warren Buffet, well we have to consider that next to Buffet, Trump looks like a penniless bum panhandling on the West Side of New York City.

Now, you have to ask yourself why someone who plans on making things difficult for Apple if he wins the election would be buying the company's stock. Either Trump really doesn't give himself much of a chance to win the big prize in November, or his left hand doesn't know what his right hand is doing (or should we say that his left hand doesn't know what his mouth is saying?). Either way, a Trump presidency is sure to shake up the mobile industry, and not necessarily for the better.

source: AP

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70 Comments

61. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Ok PA. Stir up a hornets nest. Bring politics into a phone site. Got 2 idiots running. One belongs in prison and the other in a insane asylum.

57. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

$1million is nothing for him, probably he didnt even remember that he have apple shares.. but did you 'mericans really want him to be a president? :-/

59. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

I've course we do. Unlike Obama which helped vetoed iCrap. Or else iphones would've been banned for good by Samsung patents. I support and love the guy. His first priority would be to boycott iFruit.

60. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You have got to be the most obsessed individual I've ever seen. You'd vote for a guy who has basically a sexist/racist PoS with no foreign policy or economic plan..... simply because he has a (fake) agenda against an electronics company? That is so absurd! Please don't ever procreate....like ever. The last thing we need is more people coming into this world from your gene pool. God knows there enough rejects like you in society as it is.

71. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

I'm a patriot. America does not need foreign crap, just like UK. They both ruled and will continue to. They don't like foreigners like me. Go back to your soul country. Illegal immigrants.

51. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I'd pay good money for trump to come to Canada.

55. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'd send him for free.

45. brasstax

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

PA this is a below the belt tactic on your part to garner hits. You knew that the moment people saw the word "Trump", they would just have to click on it, just for the pure comical effect of reading anything about this gentleman. You can do better than this.

56. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Everyone loves a freak show.

40. brasstax

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

What is a political article doing on this site? I can understand if the person who made these comments were already the President. But publishing exaggerated promises of a politician for the sake of being elected should be on the front page of a newspaper and not on a respected phone site like this one. Phonearena i am shocked. Next article will be on the UK's EU referendum i suppose?

36. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

DT is officially a hypocrite. Now he officially qualifies as a politician.

39. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

*DD .

54. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Donald Duck?

58. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Lol, Duck fits the bill even better. It's Donald Drumpfhttps://twitter.com/RealDonalDrumpf

73. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Donald - President Obama

35. fyah_king unregistered

Hey, i hate Apple too, but i do love the sheep. That's why i have shares with Apple. The sheep will keep the cash coming for years to come.:) Thank you!

37. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hahaha, you're the most honest apple investor ever...

30. Alan01

Posts: 664; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

If you think that this is political coverage, you guys haven't read too many blogs about politics. Alan F.

29. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hahaha, Alan is sounding really butthurt with this article, all 'cause Drumpf knocked his herd master... Talking about hypocrisy, this article reminds me of the pot calling the kettle black. iPhoneArena is full of hypocritical articles and it just keeps growing.

23. jmill75

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

Phone arena you guys are not even a good phone site, you most certainly don't need get into politics. Please keep this separate.

25. Neugen

Posts: 3; Member since: May 19, 2016

Agreed, Please keep politics off your site!

21. nathansassaman

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 29, 2013

Why is there political commentary on Phone Arena? I would prefer to leave that to the Huffington Post, Real Clear Politics and the Daily Kos; those sites rip Trump every day and they are a more appropriate forum.

19. Grenmad

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 06, 2014

So Phonearena is trying to be like Engadget and engage in politics now? Any guess what political party Alan F belongs to? Hmm I type in Hilary in the site search and not a single article in phonearena regarding her illegal use of emails and her personal email servers.

28. Alan01

Posts: 664; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Don't presume to know what party I belong to. Had Clinton broken into Apple's email servers, damn straight you'd be reading about it here. And we have covered things about the current president when it had to do with mobile or his BlackBerry addiction.. Just like those who feel compelled to write negative comments when we don't stroke the OS that you like best, we don't play favorites. Go back through the seven (or is it eight?) years of my stories. I have never favored iOS, Android , Windows or any platform. If there is a news story out, my job is to write about it for the site. I don't stop and think how I can spin this in favor of one OS or political party or manufacturer. Regards, Alan F.

34. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Damn! Get rekt Grenmad lol.

62. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Alan, why do you bother to explain? The majority of these posters are teenagers who don't know squat about how the real world works. Guys like Trump and Cruz are the reason I left the Republican party. Now don't think for one minute I'm a Democrat, that's just a byproduct of the society we live in now. You're either one or the other. The same goes here, if you love iOS then you MUST hate Android, and so forth.

66. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post bro, but these idiots (teenagers) aren't worthy of your comments. Let them troll.

72. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

It's you who is the teenager and troll.

17. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Trump is a business man, he knows people will buy iPhone and apple products. So what do a good business person do, they buy shares. Unlike others he don't allow his emotions to get in his way of business.

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Drumpf is hypocritical and delusional.

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