November 25, 2016
This is happening.
Can you even imagine?
The very idea of an actual product being manufactured in the US sounds ridiculous. It’s like talking about a plan to mount machine guns on unicorns.
But this is happening.
During his highly informative meeting with The New York Times on Tuesday — happily live-tweeted by Times journalists — Trump touched on the phone calls he’d had with two prominent tech figures, Tim Cook and Bill Gates.
He was more expansive about his phone call with Cook. He said the Apple CEO had called him, presumably to congratulate him and explain why he didn’t help fund the Republican Convention.
Trump related their conversation like this: “I said, ‘Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you’re making your product right here.’”
What might Cook have replied? Trump said Cook showed understanding, which sounds a little short of gleeful enthusiasm.
So Trump pressed his case. He said he told Cook:”I think we’ll create the incentives for you, and I think you’re going to do it. We’re going for a very large tax cut for corporations, which you’ll be happy about.”
Which corporation wouldn’t delight in a tax cut? After all, it’s awkward having to maneuver your money through Ireland, in order not to pay heavy taxes for bringing it back to the US.
One small issue, however, is whether iPhones would cost a lot more if manufacture was returned to the motherland.
But Trump had more to offer Cook. He said he also offered to deregulate, well, a lot of things.
He said: “Whether you’re liberal or conservative, I mean I could sit down and show you regulations that anybody would agree are ridiculous. It’s gotten to be a free-for-all. And companies can’t, they can’t even start up, they can’t expand, they’re choking.”
Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for confirmation or comment on Trump’s version of the call.
I think this is a done deal.
The real question is: how will the Jew-media react when the Daily Stormer declares the iPhone the official cellphone of white people?
NOTE TO JEW MEDIA: I haven’t done that yet. But you might want to tell the SJWs to get ready to burn their phones, because as soon as the American factory is announced, I’m endorsing.