Date: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016, 08:54
Because one man’s stupidity should never be underestimated.
GOP frontrunner, questionable billionaire, person who will say anything and outright failure that walks like a man Donald Trump, speaking at Liberty University yesterday, claimed he would reclaim lost U.S. manufacturing jobs if elected President, criticizing Apple in the process.
“We have such amazing people in this country: smart, sharp, energetic, they’re amazing,” Trump said. “I was saying make America great again, and I actually think we can say now, and I really believe this, we’re gonna get things coming… we’re gonna get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries.”
Keep in mind that even former Apple CEO Steve Jobs conceded that these jobs were essentially lost for good and that there is no switch that can be flipped to bring them back, especially in the face of ever-shifting global and economic markets.
Trump’s newly confident rhetoric is just a show, but for years he has suggested that Apple ought to bring manufacturing home to the US in more measured terms. During the 2012 presidential election, Trump told Fox News it would be “a great thing” for Apple CEO Tim Cook to build plants in the US. “Maybe the incentive’s not there, but when 100-percent of Apple’s products, or virtually 100-percent, are made outside of this country, it’s pretty sad,” he said. “Wouldn’t it be great if Apple actually made these products in the United States?” And as of December, it was still just a dream. “We have to bring Apple, and other companies like Apple, back to the United States,” he said at a press conference promoting his book, Crippled America. “We have to do it. And that’s one of my real dreams for the country.”
Keep in mind that Apple HAS shifted some of these manufacturing jobs home, including when it brought some Mac production back to the US in 2013. But Apple’s deep reliance on international supply chains and manufacturers is well-established and meets the company’s goals.
Still, His Hairness is entitled to his opinions/delusions, no matter where they might be connected with reality.
Via The Verge