Apple Won’t Be Funding 2016 GOP Convention Because of Donald Trump

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Tech giant-Apple has told Republican leaders it cannot support the party’s 2016 presidential convention due to take place next month because of Donald Trump’s many ridiculous and repugnant comments on immigration, about women and other minorities.

Meanwhile, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have all said they will provide some support to the GOP convention to take place in Cleveland.

Apple wouldn’t be donating any technological support or money to the convention as it has done in the past, reports Politico.

The website adds that:

Apple’s political stand against Trump, communicated privately to Republicans, is a sign of the widening tensions between Silicon Valley and the GOP’s bombastic presumptive nominee. Trump has trained his rhetorical fire on the entire tech industry, but he’s singled out Apple for particular criticism — calling for a boycott of the company’s products, and slamming CEO Tim Cook, over Apple’s stance on encryption.

Apple declined to comment for this story, and it’s unclear how the company plans to handle the Democratic convention in Philadelphia this summer.

A spokeswoman for the GOP’s convention host committee did not respond to a request for comment. The Republican National Committee also did not comment for this story.

Since Donald Trump’s political rise, the pocket of the billionaire businessman has been severely hit, with shops like Macy and the others discontinuing business with him following his controversial comments.

But these cuts haven’t been able to make any impact on his political career or compel him to evaluate his comments and jingoism.


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