Tim Cook and other tech execs meet to try and stop Donald Trump

The crazy race for the Republican candidacy has taken another turn as top technology executives meet to try and stop forerunner Donald Trump.

Usually we try to bring you the latest tech news and reviews, but this year’s US political candidacy race has almost everyone transfixed. Why? A certain Mr Donald Trump. What started out as an amusing political side-show has evolved into Mr Trump being the forerunner for the Republican candidacy. He has been very vocal with his opinions about Apple recently and now, it appears that Tim Cook is part of a coalition trying to stop Trump gaining the nomination.
According to a report from the Huffington Post, Cook was among a handful of tech CEOs and Republican establishment members who recently met at the American Enterprise Institute‘s World Forum to discuss how to best stop Donald Trump. The report claims that attending members included Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Sean Parker, and Elon Musk.
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The event was closed to the press but it is understood that the “main topic” discussed was that of stopping Donald Trump from getting the Republican nomination. Trump has in the past criticised Apple for not building their products in the US, stating that he would – “œget Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of other countries.“ Whilst Trump may have been high on the agenda, Apple’s battle with the FBI over encryption was also debated. He also fully supports the FBI’s request to force Apple to unlock the now famous iPhone.
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Source: 9to5Mac
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