The meeting took place on a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend during American Enterprise Institute's annual World Forum. "The event is private and off-the record, therefore we do not comment further on the content or attendees," said Judy Stecker, a spokeswoman for AEI.
Numerous titans of tech including Cook, Larry Page, Sean Parker, Elon Musk and others attended as did many political figures including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and many more.
"A specter was haunting the World Forum--the specter of Donald Trump," Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard wrote. "There was much unhappiness about his emergence, a good deal of talk, some of it insightful and thoughtful, about why he's done so well, and many expressions of hope that he would be defeated."
Karl Rove gave a presentation about focus group findings on Trump which revealed his greatest weakness is that voters have a hard time envisioning him as "presidential". Much of the conversation is said to have focused on "how this happened, rather than how are we going to stop him."
Another significant topic at the event was Apple's encryption battle with the FBI. Apparently, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.) and Cook engaged in a fierce debate.
"Cotton was pretty harsh on Cook," the source said, and "everyone was a little uncomfortable about how hostile Cotton was."
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