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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