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Trump: I Await The Day Apple Makes iPhones In U.S. And Not China


He said it again: Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump just can't wait for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to start making iPhones in the United States instead of China.

At 2:18 p.m. EST during a rally in Maine, Trump said, "I want to see the day […] when Apple makes their iPhones in this country […] not in China."

In context, the quote comes from Trump's opening remarks about his campaign strategy to "Make America Great Again."

"Over the last little while, I've met thousands and thousands of people […] I have more confidence of in this country now than I have ever before […] This country has unbelievable people that love our country […] And I want to see the day in the not too distant future, when Apple makes their iPhones in this country and not in China and all these other places."

Related Link: Apple Shares Unchanged As Trump Comments

Trump And The Rotten Apple

This is not the first time Trump has called out Apple. Here's a rundown of just a few past quotes:

  • January 19, Liberty University, Virginia: "I think we're going to get things coming. We're going to get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries."
  • February 19, Pawleys Island, South Carolina: "Boycott Apple until such time as they give that information [regarding the San Bernardino attack]. It just occurred to me."
  • February 19, Twitter: "I use both iPhone & Samsung. If Apple doesn't give info to authorities on the terrorists I'll only be using Samsung until they give info."
  • February 19, Twitter: "Boycott all Apple products until such time as Apple gives cellphone info to authorities regarding radical Islamic terrorist couple from Cal."

Posted-In: 2016 Presidential ElectionsNews Politics Events Global Tech Trading Ideas General


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