President Trump visited Apple’s Austin manufacturing plant yesterday, and CEO Tim Cook gave him a tour.
Apple produces the new Mac Pro in the plant, which will ship next month.
Trump and Cook have met previously multiple times and have developed a cordial relationship. Cook is currently lobbying the President to exempt Apple products from tariffs on Chinese imports.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook and US President Donald Trump met once again on Wednesday — this time on Apple’s turf for a tour of the company’s factory in Austin, Texas.
After the visit, Trump tweeted that he had opened a factory in Austin. However, the plant has actually been manufacturing Apple products since 2012, including an earlier version of the Mac Pro.
Today I opened a major Apple Manufacturing plant in Texas that will bring high paying jobs back to America. Today Nancy Pelosi closed Congress because she doesn’t care about American Workers!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2019
That same day, Apple also announced plans to build a new, billion-dollar campus in Austin. It’s set to open in 2022, and will eventually hold 15,000 workers. The planned building will sit a short distance away from the factory Trump toured on Wednesday.
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President Trump took Air Force One to Austin to tour Apple’s manufacturing plant located in the city.
His daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump also attended the tour.
Trump met with Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton as he arrived at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Manufacturing in the factory continued as usual before Trump’s tour, with photographers there to document the activity before the …read more
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