September 23, 2019

Apple moving Mac Pro production back to America

President Trump, still winning, and winning big time.  Let's trace this back.  (1) President Trump promised and then gave tax breaks for companies to move production back on shore.  (2) A lot of companies took advantage of the break, including Apple, which decided to build a campus in Austin Texas.  (3) President Trump started putting tariffs on Chinese goods because of trade deficits and Chinese intellectual property theft, currency manipulation etc.

At each of these stages Democrats and Never Trump Republicans shrilly denounced the moves as anti-trade, counter-productive and bad for consumers and the economy.  (4) President Trump stayed in conversations with Apple CEO Tim Cook.  Today, in order to avoid the tariffs and gain some exemptions for component parts, Apple announced it would be producing its Mac Pro desktop in Austin Texas.
“The Mac Pro is Apple’s most powerful computer ever and we’re proud to be building it in Austin. We thank the administration for their support enabling this opportunity,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a statement.

In July, Trump signaled in a tweet that he wanted to reject Apple’s applications for the Mac Pro exclusions. Trump tweeted on July 26: “Apple will not be given Tariff waiver, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!”

“A man I have a lot of liking for and respect is Tim Cook, and we’ll work it out, I think they’re going to announce that they’re going to build a plant in Texas, and if they do that I’m starting to get very happy, okay,” Trump later said.

In response, Cook said that he would like to continue to make the Mac Pro in the U.S. and suggested that Apple is talking to the Trump administration about the issue.

“In terms of the exclusion, we’ve been making the Mac Pro in the U.S. We want to continue doing that,” Cook said on a call with analysts. “We’re working and investing currently in capacity to do so because we want to continue to be here.”
That's a win for American workers, a win for president Trump and a win for consumers who face no price change on the product.



(3) This one will make you laugh, Vice from 2 days ago was saying that the tariffs were not working to bring jobs back.


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