Trump calls on Apple to move production from China to US

September 8, 2018
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for companies to move production to, or keep it in the United States, while pushing aggressive trade actions to narrow the US trade deficit, which he equates with theft from Americans

US President Donald Trump called Saturday for Apple to make its products in the US instead of China to avoid suffering the consequences of his trade war with Beijing.

Trump has repeatedly called for companies to move production to the United States, or to keep it there, while pushing aggressive trade actions aimed at narrowing the US , which he equates with theft from Americans.

"Apple prices may increase because of the massive Tariffs we may be imposing on China - but there is an easy solution where there would be ZERO tax, and indeed a tax incentive," Trump tweeted.

"Make your products in the United States instead of China. Start building new plants now. Exciting!"

But the higher cost of wages in the United States could offset the benefits Apple might gain by avoiding tariffs affecting its products manufactured in China.

The Trump administration has placed punitive tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods and threatened to tax all Chinese imports to the United States.

US businesses have become increasingly concerned about the tariffs, which are raising prices for manufacturers and could hurt the economy.

But Trump has been unapologetic, insisting that his tough tactics will work.

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rrwillsj
3.7 / 5 (3) Sep 08, 2018
Is trumpenella and his/her/it's klan redirecting the production of MAGMA caps and gimcracks? Or GOP bumcrumb buttons and banners and lapel pins and a thousand other fake-patriot junk?

As well as all the other business deals between the Chinese and trumpetstiltskin? Is the Bogus POTUS intending to return all the bribes the Chinese paid to her?

fuehrer Putin and the Saudis must be roaring with laughter as their puppet collaborators of altright fairytails continue their efforts to destroy the American economy.

pennyante boi and her satanly inspired, purblind evangelist ignoramuses are drooling over the opportunity to seize power in the looming collapse of the Constitutional Union.

With "friends" like these? Who needs any enemies?

We may yet get to see the fiction of "The Handmaid's Tale" become a bloody reality!
TrollBane
3.7 / 5 (3) Sep 08, 2018
Better yet, move production back to a reservation inside the USA. They need the jobs, and it would really annoy you-know-who's base.
rrwillsj
3 / 5 (2) Sep 08, 2018
Bot a bad idea TB. Except, well, honestly? It would become the excuse to finish slaughtering thee First Nations and stealing what pitiful remnants of territory they still have!
Parsec
5 / 5 (1) Sep 08, 2018
The last time that tariffs were considered rational policy was during the passage of the Smoot-Hawley Tarrif Act passed in 1930.

https://en.wikipe...riff_Act

This law is considered universally by economists as one of the primary reasons the great depression was so global and lasted so long. The economic devastation resulting from that law was also one of the several factors leading to the rise of Hitler and ultimately WW2.

Unless you consider those consequences minor, or irrelevant, it is really hard to support Trump's idiotic and ignorant support of what is basically the same consequences using the exact same economic strategy.

Thorium Boy
3.7 / 5 (3) Sep 09, 2018
The Clintons, via massive bribes by the Chinese sold 1/3 of U.S. manufacturing to them in the 1990's. There was no gain for Americans on the job front and re-patriation of industries is better in the long run than cheapo prices for products from China, most of which are no longer cheap. Henry Ford said it, "I pay my employees more than anyone else so they can buy my cars."
rrwillsj
not rated yet Sep 09, 2018
Oh man, Trippin' Boi. This oughta be a good one. Every time one of you altright fairytauls open your cranialanus to spew lies about the Clintons, Obama or Pelosi? Next day new indictments start rolling out for trumpenella and gang.

Amazing how you agitprops are so predictable in your seditious bombast.

What's it gonna be this time? donnie dump juvenile got caught selling NSC documents to pimp putin's bullyboys? Again?!

The wives of the nra executive committee are about to release the 2019 Official nra calendar with photo's of their husbands being pissed on by Moscow whores?

The caged children are being auctioned off to your saudi masters and the russian mafia?

I don't see the resemblance comparing putin's strumpet and adolf hitler. It would be much more accurate to compare the Bogus POTUS with benny the moose. benito mussolini.

baudrunner
not rated yet Sep 09, 2018
Foxcon's employees earn about $2 per hour. If he can get American electronic assemblers to take a wage cut to equal that rate, then he might have something there. Great idea, alternative is to make Iphones here and of course price them at $10,000 or more per unit. That should be real popular. They are already way too expensive, imo.
TheGhostofOtto1923
1 / 5 (1) Sep 09, 2018
Of course this is what tariffs are for. Auto parts used to be made here. Then car makers started buying them from overseas. Factories all around detroit and elsewhere closed as foreign manufacturing grew to support genuine competition. Broke the back of US unions. 60s detroit junk had to get better or lose.

But now it's time for those jobs to return. Tariffs equalize the playing field.

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