Tim Cook Gifted Donald Trump 'First' 2019 Mac Pro

Joanna Estrada
January 24, 2021

According to the report, Tim Cook gifted President Trump a "Mac Pro Computer, the first created at the Flex Factory in Austin, Texas". However, the claim that it's the first Mac Pro manufactured at the facility is dubious. Controversy followed the meeting, as Trump implied the factory was new for Apple under his leadership, which is was not. "It sort of helps people make a decision to come in", Trump said at the time. "And that's what's happening".

It is potential he bought it confused with Apple's new $1 billion Austin campus that it broke floor on the identical day. Other gifts include a custom Boeing golf club and a leather Ford jacket.

The disclosure also revealed that Trump's hospitality assets, including golf courses and hotels, took a hit previous year due to the global pandemic, with such assets dropping 38% from 2019.

Whereas it's normal for presidents to obtain items, there are guidelines and rules round what they will settle for.

Of the ten gifts Trump disclosed, the Mac Pro is the second-most valuable. All in, a Mac Professional can price as much as $62,571. Relations between the Trump administration and Apple were troubled throughout the administration: both met a couple of times, including to talk about privacy, and the former president had as one of the campaign platforms the transfer of factories from the company to the US - something that was not always respected by Cook.

The gift probably received the gift in November 2019, when he visited the factory accompanied by Apple CEO Tim Cook. It also states that the gift was offered by Cook himself.

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