Apple CEO Tim Cook and United States President Donald Trump will soon tour facilities in Texas where Apple products are made, reports Reuters.

The goal of the trip is to showcase companies that "keep jobs in America." Both Apple and the White House declined to comment on the upcoming tour.

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The planned journey comes as Apple is seeking tariff waivers on imports from China that include iPhone components, Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePod, and more.

Apple in September said that its newest Mac Pro will be manufactured in Texas at the same Austin facility where the existing ‌Mac Pro‌ has been made since 2013.

According to Apple, the new ‌Mac Pro‌ includes components designed, developed, and manufactured by more than a dozen American companies. Suppliers span states that include Arizona, Maine, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont.

Apple has pledged to invest $350 billion in the United States economy by 2023, and last year, spent more than $60 billion with 9,000 domestic suppliers across the country.

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Top Rated Comments

CarlJ Avatar
26 months ago
So I can write, "a smart and powerful businessman, and an idiot who ruins everything he touches, tour a factory together", and people can decide which they think is which.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thadoggfather Avatar
26 months ago

Why is Tim Cook associating with Trump? I don’t like it.
Good grief. Love trumps hate

He isn’t associating with him at all. Cook is a leftist globalist. They’re literally touring a facility / having some PR / maybe a few private comments. On a political spectrum there is a wide gap
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThomasJL Avatar
26 months ago
Tim Cook doesn’t care about Americans having jobs. If Cook really cared about Americans having jobs, then Apple wouldn’t have hired the vast majority of its H-1B workers instead of Americans.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GermanSuplex Avatar
26 months ago
Should be fun hearing Tim Apple explain that a server isn't the kind who brings you a big mac and a diet coke.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve686 Avatar
26 months ago

Why is Tim Cook associating with Trump? I don’t like it.
Because he isn’t a weak minded boycotter of anyone or anything that offends him.

He runs a multimillion dollar company and to think he should hide his head in a hole is seriously narrow sighted and childish.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cuencap Avatar
26 months ago

Tim Cook is pure garbage, a Republican through-and-through who will only break party ranks when something negatively affects his company’s ability to exploit overseas labor. History will not be kind to him or anyone seen currying favor with Donald Trump. And the Texas factory is certainly a non-union factory, I would expect nothing less.
Tim Cook is a republican? A homosexual republican that donates to Democratic candidates? Try again...

Regardless of your thoughts on Trump and Cook as individuals, this marketing tour is what America needs. When it comes to large companies with manufacturing influence, Boeing punched themselves in the eye, the auto industry appears old and tired from the outside (while new companies like Tesla constantly get beat up by the public,) and most other electronic companies have very little pull in the US. If you read the headlines you would think all jobs are going away while America struggles to keep its head above water.

I'm happy to see two polar opposites get together - albeit for a photo op - and at least discuss their differences. Too bad a large portion of America disagrees with this and would rather hurl insults and judge each other. #cancelculture
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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