Apple's Tim Cook Takes Close Seat to Donald Trump at Tech Summit

2016-12-15 1353 Posted by Reposted

As anticipated, Apple CEO Tim Cook was among a number of tech executives who attended a summit with U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, securing a close seat on the 25th floor of Trump Tower in New York City.

Apple's Tim Cook Takes Close Seat to Donald Trump at Tech Summit

Cook found himself two spots away from Trump, blocked only by well-known investor, Facebook board member and Trump supporter Peter Thiel. Other tech executives present included the likes of Alphabet's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Microsoft's Satya Nadella, IBM's Ginni Rometty, and Tesla's Elon Musk.

Apple's Tim Cook Takes Close Seat to Donald Trump at Tech Summit

Also in attendance were three of Trump's children —Eric, Ivanka, and Donald Jr. —and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence.

While most of the details of the summit are still secret, Trump promised the room's business elite that he would "make fair trade deals," and "make it a lot easier for you to trade across borders" with fewer restrictions.

A number of the people present have been openly critical of Trump and/or his political positions. Trump, in fact, attacked Apple during his election campaign, arguing that it should bring manufacturing back to the U.S., and calling on supporters to boycott the company over its refusal to write a backdoor into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook.

Source: appleinsider

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