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.
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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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
He runs a multimillion dollar company and to think he should hide his head in a hole is seriously narrow sighted and childish.
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