Apple CEO Tim Cook called President-elect Donald Trump after his victory, and the pair talked about opening new Apple factories in the U.S., Trump claimed in an interview this week with the New York Times.
Trump had criticized America’s most valuable company several times on the campaign trail, after it refused to build a software vulnerability that would allow the FBI to hack into the iPhone of a suspected mass shooter, and over its decision to manufacture most of its products in China.
While Cook didn’t make any public statements about the election, he did organize a fundraiser in Silicon Valley for Hillary Clinton.
“I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple, and I said, ‘Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you’re making your product right here,’” Trump told the Times. “He said, ‘I understand that.’ I said: ‘I think we’ll create the incentives for you, and I think you’re going to do it. We’re going for a very large tax cut for corporations, which you’ll be happy about.’”
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