Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft have a new 'fan', it's Donald Trump

Marco Green
February 14, 2020

But in holding up a makeshift sign at his desk, Trump used the first letters of Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Apple to spell MAGA. While he has always been propping his "friendship" with Apple CEO Tim Cook and how he has "helped" the company, he doesn't leave any chance to criticise the Cupertino-based tech giant.

"Make America Great Again" has been a familiar slogan for Trump since he ran for and won the presidency.

The meaning behind President Trump's favorite acronym was reimagined with a tech twist in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday as the president lumped the most successful companies in the world into "MAGA". During his interaction, he also said that there have been four trillion dollar companies.

Trump has frosty relations with some of the companies, routinely attacking The Washington Post for its ownership by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and alleging that Google censors positive news stories about him.

The title MAGA has also been applied on Wall Street for its group of stocks which have led the market higher.

He even had prepared a special sign, titled "The trillion $ club", and laying out the four companies names for the benefit of the assembled reporters and guests.

The sign alluded to a recent achievement made by Google's parent company Alphabet, which became the fourth American company to hit a market cap of $1 trillion last month. Amazon followed suit whereas Microsoft was the third. The year 2019 was reportedly really good for all the four tech companies as far as stock market performance is concerned. They jointly have added $520 billion in market cap this season alone.

Trump touted the four tech companies even as his administration has publicly feuded with several of them. He, in fact, told Tim Cook that the company needs to do more manufacturing in the United States and not in China.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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