Trump tells Cook that he'll give Apple incentives to move iPhone production to the U.S.

During Tuesday's sit down with the New York Times, President-Elect Donald Trump mentioned a conversation he had after the election with Apple CEO Tim Cook. After the election, Cook reached out to Trump to congratulate him, according to the President-Elect. Trump also relayed part of the conversation that dealt with moving iPhone production to the U.S...
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43. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The numbers stand, whether you like them or not. He's quoting official, published numbers. You're making up numbers because you don't like the official ones.

47. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"You must be joking for trusting these official numbers" "official numbers" "official................"

48. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Official number does not include discouraged workers. And guest what, people who work two part times with no benefits considered employed with their number! Looks like our revolution haven't end, too much dumb liberals here LePen2017 AfD2017

49. willard12 unregistered

yes...because homelessness and discouraged workers never existed until today. So, at what point in our history could I walk around in LA and not see homeless people?

42. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Then all the people on the right (including Trump) who complained about Obama for eight years should have moved to Canada and gotten over it.

20. dimas

Posts: 3339; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Mate, all turds are better than trump. He's the biggest mistake america made in 2016.

21. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

If you put foreign / globalist interests (including the 'sacred' bloodsucking state of Israel) over U.S. sovereignty, then yes. (Now granted, I am writing what I expect him to do based on proclamations. Time will tell how successful he is. In a few years those who love him now may end up hating him. Maybe everybody will love him. Maybe everybody will hate him. TIME WILL TELL. Never good to count chickens before they hatch.)

24. bucky

Posts: 3775; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Better than Hillary.

44. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Trump is better than no one.

58. bucky

Posts: 3775; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Oh yes he is. Unfortunately you guys had those two choices. Better a snake you can see than one you can't.

61. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Iphones are not manufactured in the USA? Huh? But mine is labeled with a "Designed in California" notation. If they're not made in the USA, why bother with the California nonsense? What a two-faced company...

72. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

With over 21K troll post the only pos is you here.

80. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

You will be changing opinion soon..

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't care where it's built. As long as the product serves my needs, I will buy it.

12. iushnt

Posts: 3085; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Infact, made in USA will hold more pride and quality than made in China.

23. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

If Apple does production in the U.S. rather than China, then the prices of Apple products would raise very, very high.

26. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

You could be right. But a lot of factors go into that. Too many to type. Time will tell.

63. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

I think quality will suffer if manufacturing is brought to the US. Americans are not competent enough to build quality devices. Just look at their cars. Who wants to buy a repair-prone American car? Sure, they've become better, but they are still at the bottom.

77. lyndon420

Posts: 6710; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

That would be a good thing actually. Apple users pride themselves on paying more because it's all about status and a sense of superiority. They will gladly pay whatever apple wants to charge.

14. MxyzptIk

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 23, 2016

My body is ready.

16. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

So basically. Here is what would happen. Dirt low wages, Long hours, less restrictions / safety. Oh. And endless tax breaks. Like the American way when we were in the in the Secondary sector of a developing economy. We need to let go and understand the evolution that an economy goes through... we dont need to go back to primitive times. We are in the Tertiary sector now. Build jobs in services and skilled services that require education without crappy wages that our capitalist system calls for. We need a combination of ideologies.

17. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Reasons I live in the Dominican Republic....

19. dimas

Posts: 3339; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Given Trump's bad business record, I doubt if Cook will listen to this guy.

27. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

He bankrupted 5 times and he fight back 5 times and rise again, how is that a bad record? Funny when Nokia say will fight back from bottom people support Nokia positive thinking, but not this. Double standard everywhere

51. willard12 unregistered

Cook probably said," I'll make my products in the US as soon as you do. Oh, and don't promise me tax breaks considering you haven't paid personal taxes in 20 years and Trump Ties are still made in China."

31. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

As expected, this article turned into political debate in the comments (which is fine with me as I encourage any civil open dialogue.) I notice some quite passionate comments / replies here. With that, going to assume that I am a bit older than most of the fellow commenters. When I was younger I looked at things more on emotion rather than seeing the big picture (I even supported Jesse Jackson of all candidates for President in 1988!). As I get older, I garner more knowledge with that time and can piece things together in a rational fashion (and of course diminishing testosterone and adrenaline help with that). Sorry if this seems off-topic or pointless. But please also look at some of the other comments on here.

46. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm 48 years old. Old enough to have known Trump for some time, and to realize that not only is he a reprehensible individual with a broken moral compass, but also is not the man he pretended to be during the campaign, ie. he's a Clinton democrat. And, just as I predicted, he's already backing off the things he promised in his campaign.

53. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Some of the backing off IMO is either not wanting to ruffle too many feathers and / or catching the opposition off-guard. As for morals, such a thing does not go with politicians (or most people to varying degrees). Main difference with Trump is that he speaks his mind. Time will tell. And BTW, I am a few years younger than you (not that it validates either opinion).

66. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So now he doesn't want to ruffle too many feathers? Isn't that what his whole campaign was based on, shaking up the system? And as for morals not going with politicians, I thought his main benefit was that he wasn't a politician? Lots of people speak their mind, even am idiot can speak his mind. The problem is most shouldn't.

73. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

A few days ago was the anniversary of something horrific in America. Will leave it at that. And yes, had something to do with 'ruffled feathers'.
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