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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81 Comments

81. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

If you're talking about the Kennedy assassination, I doubt he gave it more than a passing thought. Trump strikes me as someone who cares little about history unless it's his own. And before you jump to any conclusions, I have disliked Trump since I first heard about him in the 80s, and nothing he's done has given me cause to change my opinion of him.

69. chadcy

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Hey, be careful what you vote for because you just might get it. People thought they were voting down liberal values with Trump. I think the campaign slogans are dead and the real Trump will step up. We might end up with universal health care and free college like Bernie promised under Trump's watch since he really is that liberal. But hey, who knows on what day in the Oval office which Trump will show up.

33. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

so cook is now kissing someones behind LOL..and to be honest, at the moment, i dont like trumps style, attitude and demeanor as our president...let me see what he will do in the next few months to change my mind.

38. BobLawblaw unregistered

I dunno. I think Cook is pretty fond of kissing other guys arse's...

79. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

you really are an idiot if you think he can do all that stuff in 100 days btw he has said that he will do so much things on first day thats how much stuff i do in one year on work

35. lyndon420

Posts: 6736; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Can't wait to see what this man does. Haven't had a decent president since Kennedy.

45. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The very strong odds are you're not going to see one now, either.

52. lyndon420

Posts: 6736; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

For what it's worth at least we can be thankful that Hillary isn't president. I'm not against the concept of a woman president...maybe there will be one worth voting for next time.

54. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Hillary is way more qualified than that moron. I'm not sure he understands how legislation gets passed. There's a lot of questions that should have been asked of him to make sure he understands how government works.

56. lyndon420

Posts: 6736; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It takes alot more than pro-woman power speeches and bribes from foreign countries to be considered qualified enough to run for president. Hillary's experience is based around the last few president's legacies and intertwined agendas. A fresh perspective from someone who can't be bought or intimidated might be exactly what America needs right now. The government needs to remember how the Constitution works.

70. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So being First Lady, a senator, and Secretary of State don't count as much as being a political whiz who went through a number of bankruptcies? While I don't like her, she had far more experience than he ever has. Hell, he's never held a public office of any kind. And the way he seems to think things will go is more in line with a CEO than a public servant. That's what he doesn't seem to get. As President, he works for us, not the other way around. One clear example is whenever someone criticizes him, he wants to be able to cripple the first amendment so he can sue them. Other Presidents have taken just as much criticism as he has, and yet they didn't want to throw out the first amendment. It's one of the principles this country was founded on, having the freedom to question and criticize our leadership. You know what governments don't allow that? Dictatorships. There have been thousands of people since our country's founding that have fought and died for those principles, and he wants to eliminate them because he feels sore about something that was said about him? My response to that is sack up and do your job. A great way to silence critics is to do his job well. Maybe he should spend more time worrying about what he needs to do to get this country on the right track rather than who said what about him.

59. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Hillary was a snake. She is exactly what you don't want in a president.

60. USAUSAUSA unregistered

Hillary is way more qualified just like Apple, Clinton foundation has proven it has many cash as Apple and it was a success. iFanatic and Hillarybot has so much in common, worsheeeping because she's woman and Apple is a fruit

68. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Saying it's better that Trump is President rather than Hillary is like saying you'd rather take cyanide over ricin. Neither one was a worthy candidate, and unfortunately we haven't learned that in the off chance that we end up with 2 horrible candidates, we haven't given ourselves the out of having a "D. None of the above" as an option. The problem is too many Democrats and Republicans will vote for their party's candidate regardless of how bad they are. If you don't believe me look at how many politicians openly rebuked their party's candidates but we're still going to vote for them. Some absolutely detested their party's choice, but they had to make sure the other party's candidate didn't get elected.

62. tyger11

Posts: 290; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

This guy knows nothing about this kind of business - he's not even considered gifted in his own real estate business by other real estate moguls. He seems to think Apple builds things in factories that they own. And even if Apple is able to take advantage of whatever tax breaks Trump might give them to make _assembling_ them in the U.S. a reality, the sad fact is that ALL of the parts that go into an iphone and MacBook are made overseas, and simply having to ship them over here (rather than drive them across town) is going to add significantly to the final cost of the product - which Apple can't afford to do. This is the "business expert" we're stuck with as President.

71. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Some experts are estimating that doing this would push the cost of the base iPhone (i.e. the iPhone 7 non-Plus 32GB) up to around $900+, or their have to cut their profits in half. Since I doubt the latter will happen, I'd bet on the former.

65. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Biggest moron ever......

74. pankajxdx unregistered

From what I could follow prior to the election, I'm not sure if he even had that discussion with Cook or its just another 'Mexicans paying for wall on the Mexico border'. With this kinda guy as POTUS, you guys are doomed.

76. LiveFaith

Posts: 454; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Ego or no ego, when's the last time American companies got any real incentive to build products here? Unsure about how things go in the next few years. But even having this as a real conversation is pretty awesome.

78. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

i would love to have made in usa on iphone but i know that wont heppen made in usa iphones will be made in us and for everybody else in china and also trump know that tech companies are fu more powerful then state

85. k9luvr

Posts: 122; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

Hope Pres. Chump is smart enough to not give these these Big Corps tax breaks UNTIL AFTER they build the plants and employee the people here in the US. Otherwise we all know whose pocket those tax breaks will land in.
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