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

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Trump is a idiot!

3. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

*an...and I actually think he's intelligent by using xenophobia and hate speech to appeal to the unintelligent masses of America..in any case are we really surprised by this?

10. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I don't know, using xenophobia and hate speech to incite masses, isn't exactly an act know for intelligence when it has been done through history.

12. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

believe me it wasnt meant as a compliment..I'm just saying it's no surprise that the man waould talk smack about the company but still make money of them.Like how he called for a boycott of apple devices for assembly in china on twitter using his iPhone

15. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

ah :) misread slightly then but yeah definitely, I cannot grasp what would happen if he became american's president, and I shudder to try to, and I'm not even american!

70. PhoneFixer unregistered

Same ppl are anywhere around the world.. So don't play good innocent guy..

33. engineer-1701d unregistered

Actually he's very smart for the simple reason I hate Apple also but if I had an extra million dollars to spend that I didn't care about I would throw it into Apple also just to make money on it because I know all the answers are going to follow no matter what Angel easily keep making more money because of them so you can knock a company as much as you want and also for you people that think he's an idiot for these discriminatory let's say we're mark he's not stupid he's smart he knows a lot of people here hate the fact that there's a bunch of illegals from all of the areas by myself or should I say I'm a legal citizen of the country and I've been here for 20 years but I pay my taxes and I don't send my money out of the country that's the problem these people come to the country you legally work under the table send the money out to the country to support families and what happens we don't see that money back in the country or anywhere if you think of it like a cup with water in it if you keep sippin on that cup it gets less and less you replenish the economic build of this country is to make money in the country we circulate that money inside of the country in order to keep everything flowing correctly but when you have people giving the money out the rest of the world and it's not staying in this country then we have problems eventually we're going to end up like Greece

41. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The immigration issue is more of a non-issue. We have been at net zero illegal immigration from Mexico for approximately a decade. As someone pointed out above, it's just xenophobia to incite rage in those too dumb to understand that our problems aren't due to illegal aliens, they are due to uneducated voters.

46. brasstax

Posts: 543; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Next time how about throwing in a couple of full stops here and there? Seriously dude, trying to read your post activated my migraine.

49. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Well said and wise post. But no commas and full stop, quotation.....

64. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

A little hard to read lol , But I do agree with a lot you said. All of you that hate Trump you better get use to him it's a very good chance he is the next president.

63. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

an idiot who will run US gov

69. PhoneFixer unregistered

I think idiot is you.. Without brain

2. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Such a character

5. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

imagine Future iphones costing 1,500+ LOL...

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Just because you own shares, doesn't mean you have to agree with everything they do. That isn't what makes you a hypocrite. What makes you a hypocrite in the case of Apple fans and PA writers who are Apple fans, is defending Apple and criticizing another OEM for the same thing. Finding no wrong with Apple and finding everything wrong with another OEM or platform. I like and buy Apple products, but that doesn't mean I am OK with everything they do. So saying something bad, doesn't make youa hypocrite. Obvioudly PA is stupid to how hypocrite is defined. a person who claims or pretends to have certain beliefs about what is right but who behaves in a way that disagrees with those beliefs He has stock in the company. all the more reason why he has a right to say what he said. In fact he has more right to say it as an investor, than any of us who may have said the same thing because we have no vested interest in Apple. So in this case, PA is the hypocrite. I dont like Trump. if Trump was hanging on the edge of a cliff and he offered be $1M to save his life, i'd let him fall to his death. He is a hypocrite in certain matters, but this isn't one of them. Where is s hypocrite is what he said about illegal immigrants leeching off the system, yet he has such working at his hotels in both construction and services. That is hypocritical. He talks about how Clinton cheated on his wife, and he cheated several times, even bringing his skank to the hospital while his wife was n her death bed. That makes him a hypocrite. I agree with what Apple did under the circumstances of what the DOJ was asking for. They were asking Apple to give them a backdoor that would allow them to unlock ANY iPhone at will. But they could have unlocked that one phone because the fact is, whether they do or not someone will find something wrong with it either way so they can't win either way. The fact is, the public opinion on this matter, doesn't matter. Apple can do whatever they want in this case; no matter what the public thinks.

13. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

dude just type your " I hate Trump" message and go..sheesh

26. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Dude, just posting some hateful statement with no rational logic to back it makes you just look like a mindless hater. Not everyone likes that...sheesh.

31. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Very well said! This article is like the pot calling the kettle black...

43. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Long rant to call out the wrong guy. Nice. Newt Gingrich was the guy who took a mistress, who he later married, while his wife was on her death bed.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Hypocrite - a person who claims or pretends to have certain beliefs about what is right but who behaves in a way that disagrees with those beliefs How exactly is he goign against what he believes. Stock has nothign to do with personal beliefs. Stocks are all about making money.

8. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

who cares? Looks like Hillary has been paying alot of trolls to post lately.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Hilary wouldn't have to pay anything for people to post anything bad about trump!

27. carlos5593

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Is that why they're spending millions hiring trolls to act as Hillary supporters and bash the rest?

32. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Lol, any sources?

11. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Trump ish you all the best. You need to take this company down. Enough is enough. IFruity is milking the idiots like no tomorrow.

18. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You have some serious psychological/repression issues don't you?

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Drumpf is hypocritical and delusional.

20. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

He is a great American patriot. Bless him. Trump boycot Apple.

22. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Seriously, you'd risk an entire nation's well-being, just to see a company suffer? That is really asinine. Does the welfare of millions mean that little too you, or are you too stupid to acknowledge how undeniably terrible this man would be in office? It wouldn't be because of the power he would gain....but for the International implications of having an idiot as the US President.

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