Donald Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook and Bill Gates called him after the election
President elect Donald Trump said Tuesday during an interview at the New York Times that Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft founder Bill Gates called him after the election to congratulate him on his victory.
Cook was a Hillary Clinton supporter and hosted a fundraiser for the Democratic candidate in August.
Trump, several times during his campaign, threatened Apple specifically with taxes on imports from China, where Apple’s products are manufactured.
“I’m going to bring jobs back,” Trump said in March. “I’m going to get Apple to start making their computers and their iPhones on our land, not in China. How does it help us when they make it in China?”
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