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    Trump taking advice from Tim Cook?

    President Donald Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook “made a very compelling argument” that tariffs on China will hamper Apple’s ability to compete with Samsung. The pair had dinner on Friday night at the president’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and Trump described the conversation to reporters from publications including Bloomberg, CNBC, and Fox News on the way back to Washington.

    “I had a very good meeting with Tim Cook,” Trump said. “I have a lot of respect for Tim Cook, and Tim was talking to me about tariffs. And one of the things, and he made a good case, is that Samsung is their number-one competitor, and Samsung is not paying tariffs because they’re based in South Korea.”

    “And it’s tough for Apple to pay tariffs if they’re competing with a very good company that’s not. I said, ‘How good a competitor?’ He said they are a very good competitor. So Samsung is not paying tariffs because they’re based in a different location, mostly South Korea but they’re based in South Korea. And I thought he made a very compelling argument, so I’m thinking about it.”
    Trump says Tim Cook made ‘good case’ that trade war helps Samsung over Apple - The Verge

    Not obvious rocket science but it is nice to see Trump listening to others. Tim Cook probably is not a Trump supporter or Republican but he is a shrewd CEO. He understands it is better to work with the president than work against him. Facebook, Google, Amazon, should do the same!
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    Re: Trump taking advice from Tim Cook?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    Trump says Tim Cook made ‘good case’ that trade war helps Samsung over Apple - The Verge

    Not obvious rocket science but it is nice to see Trump listening to others. Tim Cook probably is not a Trump supporter or Republican but he is a shrewd CEO. He understands it is better to work with the president than work against him. Facebook, Google, Amazon, should do the same!
    I'm sure Cook knows Trump gave him a temporary reprieve and that Cook can't depend upon Trump giving him a permanent break. I hope Cook takes steps to protect his company...like move out of China.
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    Re: Trump taking advice from Tim Cook?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    Trump says Tim Cook made ‘good case’ that trade war helps Samsung over Apple - The Verge

    Not obvious rocket science but it is nice to see Trump listening to others. Tim Cook probably is not a Trump supporter or Republican but he is a shrewd CEO. He understands it is better to work with the president than work against him. Facebook, Google, Amazon, should do the same!
    How would Facebook, Amazon and Google go about doing that. Should they give him preferential treatment?

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    Re: Trump taking advice from Tim Cook?

    Quote Originally Posted by bearpoker View Post
    How would Facebook, Amazon and Google go about doing that. Should they give him preferential treatment?
    For starters, call him directly look Cook does.
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    Re: Trump taking advice from Tim Cook?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    Trump says Tim Cook made ‘good case’ that trade war helps Samsung over Apple - The Verge

    Not obvious rocket science but it is nice to see Trump listening to others. Tim Cook probably is not a Trump supporter or Republican but he is a shrewd CEO. He understands it is better to work with the president than work against him. Facebook, Google, Amazon, should do the same!
    Trump blew it. He should have gotten the entire world together against China on trade. He attacked everybody when he should have attacked just China, at first!! Then he would have had clout!

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