What do Trump and Apple want from each other, anyway?


President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook are set to meet on Wednesday afternoon. And though the temperamentally and politically opposed men are in no way amicable, it’s easy to imagine either party initiating the tête-à-tête. 

That’s because, when it comes to trade, taxes, and China, a lot is on the line for the both parties.

Looking forward to my meeting with Tim Cook of Apple. We will be talking about many things, including how the U.S. has been treated unfairly for many years, by many countries, on trade.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2018

With Trump’s reference to trade in a recent tweet about the meeting, and with a brewing trade war with China, it seems as though Cook and Trump will most likely discuss Apple’s position as a company with interests in both the U.S. and China — and why it wants to keep trade flowing. Read more…

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