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Apple CEO Tim Cook might just be in trouble if Donald Trump is elected. The Republican Presidential candidates wants Apple to make all its devices in the United States, according to international media reports.
The Republican front-runner made the boast on Monday near the end of a speech at Liberty University in Virginia.
“I think we’re going to get things coming. We’re going to get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries,” said Trump.
But Trump provided no suggestions for how he would convince Tim Cook to toe his line. Interestingly, Apple employs millions of people in the United States.
Trump has made similar threats about other companies before. Ford Motor Company has been regularly targeted, with Trump threatening a 35% import tariff on any cars made in Mexico
In another rant at the same venue, Donald Trump declared himself a defender of besieged Christians in a campaign speech to more than 11,000 people on Monday, as the Republican presidential frontrunner openly courted the support of evangelicals two weeks away from first voting.
News that Trump, known more for womanising, an extravagant lifestyle and bombastic rhetoric than piety, was to speak at the private Liberty University in Virginia had triggered threats of student protests.
But the 69-year-old billionaire and real-estate tycoon found a receptive audience at the university, an evangelical bastion and a rite of passage for conservative presidential candidates from Ronald Reagan in the 1980s to Ted Cruz, Trump’s main Republican rival.
Trump, who has courted a string of controversies and urged a ban on Muslims entering the United States, and Cruz are locked in a tight race in Iowa, which on February 1 becomes the first state to vote for party nominees.