Donald Trump Calls For Apple Boycott
Donald Trump Calls For Apple Boycott during campaign rally in south carolina. donald trump rips apple and tim cook for not assisting the fbi in getting into the suspects phones in san bernadino. At a rally in South Carolina this afternoon, Donald Trump called for a boycott of Apple because of how they’re refusing to unlock the San Bernardino killer’s phone for the FBI. Trump heavily criticized Apple for resisting the order (the DOJ filed a new motion to force Apple’s hand today). Apple CEO Tim Cook argued that unlocking one phone for the government creates a dangerous precedent for future cases. As Trump was going on a tangent about China today, he again said Apple’s in the wrong, even saying, “What I think you oughta do is boycott Apple until such time as they give up that security number. Boycott Apple.” He suggested Cook’s “looking to do a big number, probably to show how big a liberal he is.” Here’s a partial list of other things Trump has suggested people boycott: Macy’s, Starbucks, and Megyn Kelly. Oh, also, Trump is a complete hypocrite: Good luck with that Apple boycott pic.twitter.com/WjpoUddFMg — Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) February 19, 2016 UPDATE –– 4:35 pm EST: Trump elaborated: I use both iPhone & Samsung. If Apple doesn’t give info to authorities on the terrorists I’ll only be using Samsung until they give info. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2016 “The government requires Apple’s assistance to access the … device to determine, among other things, who Farook and Malik may have communicated with to plan and carry out the IRC shootings, Donald Trump has called for a boycott of Apple products until the tech company obeys the government’s demands about unlocking a suspect’s phone. “Boycott Apple,” the pumpkin-themed businessman said at a rally in South Carolina. Trump’s boycott suggestion comes in the middle of a fight between Apple and the Department of Justice. Today, the DOJ filed a motion for a court order to compel Apple to help it unlock one of the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone by creating a software to help the FBI brute-force the passcode. Trump uses an iPhone, so we’ll see if this boycott extends to his own electronic devices. This is not the first dumb suggestion Trump has had about Apple this election season—hey, remember when he suggested that he’d force Apple to manufacture inside the US even though a president can’t do that?—but it is, perhaps, even dumber? I’m losing my ability to discern when Trump says something idiotic and when Trump says something extremely idiotic. It’s all blurring together. I’m so cold. where Farook and Malik may have traveled to and from before and after the incident, and other pertinent information that would provide more information about their and others’ involvement in the deadly shooting,” prosecutors said in their initial filing on Tuesday.
Apple Slams Judge’s Order to Unlock Shooter’s PhoneThe FBI and the IPhone: