Trump Says He Called CEO Tim Cook After Apple Announced US Jobs

Marco Green
January 21, 2018

While the Apple chief has spread his political donations across both major USA parties, according to Federal Election Commission, he held a fundraiser in 2016 for Hilary Clinton and previous year pledged $2 million to anti-hate groups after a deadly rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va. Cook criticized Trump for blaming "both sides" for violence at the rally.

President Donald Trump praised Apple on Wednesday after the company announced it is adding 20,000 over the next five years.

"Apple is a success story that could only have happened in America, and we are proud to build on our long history of support for the U.S. economy", said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO.

Apple presently has around 84,000 employees in the United States and the company is focusing on investing in such areas where direct employment opportunities will be created, Chief executive Tim Cook said.

He says the company has always felt a big sense of responsibility to give back to the country and the people who have made its success possible. That new campus will initially house technical support for customers and will be announced later in the year.

As for Cook, the CEO admitted in an ABC News interview that aired on Wednesday evening that the new tax system is making it easier for Apple to repatriate its overseas cash.

The new Apple campus isn't the 50,000-job bonanza that Amazon's $5 billion project promises. Trump also said he doesn't "imagine there's ever been an investment that big in this country by a company". And after it pays this tax, it can do what it wants with what's left and isn't under any requirement to bring that cash physically back to the invest here.

The company also outlined plans to build several new data centers in the US and said it broke ground on a new facility Wednesday in Reno, Nevada. That fund will support innovation among American manufacturers and will help other manufacturers establish a presence in the States. "Over 100,000 students and teachers have also attended coding classes at Apple retail stores".

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