Trump to Apple: 'Make your product in the United States'

President Donald Trump called on Apple Friday to make its iPhones in the United States, saying that China is "the biggest beneficiary" of the California tech giant.

Trump's comments marked his latest effort to press US firms to bring back manufacturing amid a simmering trade war between Washington and Beijing.

Trump told reporters at the White House: "I told (Apple CEO) Tim Cook, who is a friend of mine, who I like a lot, make your product in the United States. Build those big beautiful plants that go on for miles it seems, build those plants in the United States."

The US president said "China is the biggest beneficiary of Apple" because smartphones are assembled in the country.


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Jan 06, 2019
perhaps the senile buffoon should ask Ivanka to set a good example for Apple?

The trumpsterfire crime family, what a pathetic joke! Are they paying royalties to the author Patrick Dennis estate? For plagiarizing from his book "The First Lady"?

Someone needs to whisper into Melanie's ear "Edith Wilson set the precedence! You to can MAGA by hospitalizing your mentally unstable husband.
Before that slimy toady pence pulls up his big girl panties & seizes the presidency."

Jan 06, 2019
Yeah apple isnt doing so good. Maybe they might want to branch out into space travel like musk and Branson?

I wonder if that new Cupertino saucer building of theirs can fly -?

Jan 06, 2019
More Trumpster fire propaganda. If there were Chinese chips going into it, I might be concerned; but there aren't.

Jan 06, 2019
More Trumpster fire propaganda. If there were Chinese chips going into it, I might be concerned; but there aren't.

How many Apple chips are made in America?

Jan 06, 2019
They're made by Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp (TSMC). None of them are made in China. I've been to the foundries where they're made.

Jan 07, 2019
They're made by Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp (TSMC). None of them are made in China. I've been to the foundries where they're made.

Korea and Taiwan, then...

Didn't we export the technology to make them?

Jan 07, 2019
No, actually we exported the chip masks.

Jan 07, 2019
The best part of having the most part of the US government required to use Not-Apple products?

The acronym agencies that have the tech pool available, capable od screwing with Apple circuitry & programming? Continues to dwindle.

Instead the covert actions are mostly directed against the likes of android circuitry and windows programming.

Funny as hell!

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