Trump says Apple will build three plants in the U.S.

Trump says Apple will build three plants in the U.S.
President Donald Trump, who sparred often with Apple during the presidential campaign about Apple's dependency on overseas factories and workers, said during an interview today that Apple will be building three plants in the U.S. While this news has not been confirmed by the company, Trump stated that he was told by Apple CEO Tim Cook that Apple would build "three big plants, beautiful plants." The president said in Time Magazine after the election last year, that he wanted Apple to build its best plant ever in the U.S. "even if it’s only a foot bigger than some place in China."

Trump didn't give out any specifics about these new factories such as where they will be build, or what they will produce. Apple says that including its own 80,000 U.S. based employees, it supports 2 million jobs in the states when taking into account suppliers, app developers and others.  While Apple does rely on some U.S. based contract manufacturers to build some Mac models, products like the iPhone and iPad are made in China by manufacturers like Foxconn and Pegatron. Trump said today that Foxconn will be building a factory in Wisconsin, but this plant is expected to turn out display panels for television sets and is not related to its production of Apple devices.


Since Apple historically relies on contract manufacturers to build its products, the tech titan owns only one factory and that is in Ireland. Building three new factories in the U.S. would be a big change for the company, which has built a sophisticated supply chain overseas allowing it to score huge margins on its mobile devices. 

source: WSJ

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87 Comments

1. dzennon1

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

That man is a moron

5. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

That is the one thing nearly everyone on this website can agree on lol

8. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Not Diggie32 (Doggie?) or Bucky, they still buy the his BS. Don't even wanna know the mental gymnastics they did to get this indoctrinated.

9. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Yeah, unfortunately we have plenty of morons on the site too lol

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Case and point.

68. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

It's cute the side that lost is still in their delusional bubble. It's like the losers of the World Cup talking trash about the winning country! Priceless!

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes sirrrrrr

20. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

He has delusions of grandeur. He thinks of himself as a god and so does his cultish base.

43. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's wondering if his face should be on Mount Rushmore. Its more likely to end up on wanted posters in the post office.

47. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

He won't run away... too fat and demented.

69. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Remember the time KKKlinton got chucked in a van like a side of roast beef? Secret service and YouTube remembers. Trump ran circles around her wore out drunk a$$ on the campaign trail.

82. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

Dude. The election is over. Trump won. No one cares about Clinton except for Trump supporters that are trying to find excuses for Trump's exasperating incompetence.

89. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

No one cares except SJWs who are dead inside, seeing their dreams crumble around them.

53. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Not only that, he is also a traitor that sell out to his country top adversary since the cold war.

74. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

So you say Obama was better??? lol what a mess he was. In his 8 years he managed to double the USA debt to 20 Trillion dollars. He let all the terrorists to enter in to USA. He let Christianity die. He never cared about economic growth of the America. He only cared about his ego which is filled with bs impractical liberal ideas. That's why people chose a different devil this time, to turn the sinking ship around. MAGA

80. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I only agree with one thing you said piyath. Obama only cares about his ego and his legacy. Look what that get him in the end, Nothing. His legacy exists only when his people with him also win. Liberal ideas as you said is only idea or opinion but has fueled the progress of technology. Top technology comes from top thinker and brain and these group of people is attracted to liberal nation A nation that gave up on science would be the exact duplicate of a middle east nation. To me, the only difference between America and Iran is one has more advanced weaponry thanks to their science. Liberal and conservative are just ideology that the rich use to distract and divide.

2. NoAllegiance unregistered

But will American's work there or will Apple employ foreigners to run the assembly lines?

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4099; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Only robots #MAGA

18. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

If Apple hired American workers they will raise the price of Apple products.

30. lyndon420

Posts: 6725; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Gotta do something with all those out of work refugees in the USA...it's not like you can send them home or anything. Maybe you can pull some of them from Canada while you're at it... we're overflowing with refugees so take as many as you need...please.

70. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Thanks Trudeau! Lol

78. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Savage.

83. lyndon420

Posts: 6725; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Not sure if you're being sarcastic or if you are showing your support/concern over the growing immigration problem. But either way...YUP...many thanks to him and the weak a** liberal politicians who are afraid to be labeled as intolerant. I doubt many of you here have heard about this because of your limited abilities to look beyond your own borders, but I'll try anyway....have you heard how our wonderful leader awarded the self-confessed terrorist Khadr a 10 million dollar settlement? We have veterans who are still waiting for proper compensation. Over 70% of Canadians are pissed.

90. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

It was sarcasm. Glad we got rid of our globalist puppet.

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I'd suggest he spend more time Presidenting, but he actually does less damage when he's just making up his stories...

4. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Fake news!

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lmao, like I'd believe anything out of Mango Mussolini's mouth. The man paraded his sexual escapades in front of a group of 12 year old Boy Scouts yesterday... he's a f**king joke at this point.

37. Vancetastic

Posts: 1097; Member since: May 17, 2017

You, sir, just won the internet.

77. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

This .. Hahahahaha!

7. AxelFoley unregistered

Cool. Tim Cook probably told him that maybe Trump ties, Trump shirts, Trump furniture and all of the the other things made with his name on it will also be built in the US. Heck, maybe Ivanka will make her clothes in the US now, too. He should use US steel instead of the Chinese steel he used to make the last 5 Trump buidings and not hire contractors that use foreign workers to build them. To top it off, he should try to stop the request his Mar a Lago club made for additional H1B immigrant worker visas that they requested last week. After that, Apple will get started on those plants.

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