Donald Trump Tells Tim Cook He Wants Apple to Build a Big Plant in America

Donald Trump Tells Tim Cook He Wants Apple to Build a Big Plant in America

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President Elect Donald Trump reveals that Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates both called him following his election win.

In an interview with the New York Times, Trump said that he told Cook he wanted Apple to build a big plant in the United States and would create the incentives for Apple to do that.

I was honored yesterday, I got a call from Bill Gates, great call, we had a great conversation, 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.’ 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.

Trump continue to promise a large tax cut for corporations and less regulations.

We’re going for a very large tax cut for corporations, which you’ll be happy about.’ But we’re going for big tax cuts, we have to get rid of regulations, regulations are making it impossible. Whether you’re liberal or conservative, I mean I could sit down and show you regulations that anybody would agree are ridiculous. It’s gotten to be a free-for-all. And companies can’t, they can’t even start up, they can’t expand, they’re choking.

Rumor has it that Apple has already asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two big companies that assemble its devices to investigate opening a plant in America. While Foxconn agreed, Pegatron reportedly refused citing high costs.

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Donald Trump Tells Tim Cook He Wants Apple to Build a Big Plant in America
JB - November 26, 2016 at 1:53am
Make. Corporations great again build overseas , so they they steal their interest.
Steve Yes Jobs & Tim Master Cook - November 25, 2016 at 2:45pm
They're fine either way. It's going to try to be made in America. So what? Samsung should try making stuff in America to affect the exploding note 7.
Steve Yes Jobs & Tim Master Cook - November 25, 2016 at 10:04pm
More than someone who paid your mother to cheat.
Steve Nojobs & Tim Crook - November 25, 2016 at 2:35pm
They should be MADE IN AMERICA! After we gave them 0ver $250 billion dollars which they hold overseas.
JB - November 24, 2016 at 9:53am
I agree they should build plant in the us. The problems are many, If the head HANCHO reads this... The corporation taxes are near 40% in the us , healthcare cost, overhead costs, IRA and 4% employers tax . The overhead in the US currently close to 50%... ...profitable margins overseas about 30%-40% have to include damaged phones,ipads,etc replacing ) The tax rates overseas very as low at 8-12%. The factory's are all already built, the labor force is already skilled and ready to work . The health insurance is paid for already and taken care of.. It was cost billions to build factories in the use, weather the phones control the markets without huge incentives would not be worth it
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