Published: Tue, July 30, 2019
Tech | By Constance Martin

Trump gives Apple the finger, says 'make them in the USA'

Trump gives Apple the finger, says 'make them in the USA'

Three days ago, Bloomberg reported that Apple had asked the White House to exempt Mac Pro parts from import tariffs, and Trump - true to character - delivered his answer via his favorite social media platform.

US President Donald Trump has warned Apple to either make in America or pay tariff.

Apple applied last week for an exemption from the 25 percent tariff on 15 parts it uses to manufacture the computer.

Trump later informed reporters he assumed Apple would build a plant in Texas, devoid of elaborating on accurately what he was referring to or how he understood. Apple is reportedly now shifting production to China.

Apple's proudly assembled the current "trash can" Mac Pro in Austin, Texas.

President Trump is rejecting Apple's attempt to exempt Mac Pro parts from United States tariffs on Chinese imports.

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Trump has previously produced statements about Apple's strategies to develop new USA crops, which have not materialized.

If anyone taxes the companies, Trump wrote in a tweet, it should be the U.S. He stuck in a dig about French wine, writing "I've always said American wine is better than French wine!"

Earlier in the day, Mr. Trump said Apple will not get any tariff waiver for its products made in China.

Trump has been telling Cook to shift manufacturing from China to the US.

Mashable has reached out to Apple for comment. Apple shares dipped slightly as Trump tweeted. The business acquired just about 18% of its full revenue from Bigger China in the quarter that finished in March. The company asked for an exemption on some of the parts necessary in the build, including a power supply unit, the stainless-steel enclosure, finished mice and trackpads, and circuit boards.

Trump has often contradicted the positions of his trade envoys and it is unclear if the U.S. Trade Representative's office has taken on Apple's requests. It also said the component "is not strategically important or related to "Made in China 2025" or other Chinese industrial programs".

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