According to Politico, Apple has supported Republican and
Democratic conventions in the past, but won't contribute funds
this year because of Trump:Apple has told Republican leaders it will not provide
funding or other support for the party's 2016 presidential
convention, as it's done in the past, citing Donald Trump's
controversial comments about women, immigrants and
minorities...Apple's political stand against Trump, communicated
privately to Republicans, is a sign of the widening schism
between Silicon Valley and the GOP's bombastic presumptive
nominee.Apple declined to comment.
Trump supporters are still upset
though, with the hashtag boycottapple filling up with angry tweets from Trump-related accounts -
although few GOP leaders have taken up the anti-Apple banner so
far.On Monday morning, one commentator on Fox News said that
Apple had "offended" him and threatened that if Apple didn't
change his stance, he would no longer buy Apple computers.
Trump likes to criticize Apple's usage
of Chinese manufacturing, and supported the FBI over a debate
between it and Apple over a locked iPhone used by one of the San
Apple CEO Tim Cook has received praise in recent years for taking
strong stances on certain issues, such as gay rights and
Cook hasn't spoken publicly about his political
beliefs as they apply to the Democratic or Republican parties,
but he did like these two tweets from his favorite band, One
Screenshot Ultimately, Apple wasn't going to donate that much anyway.
2008, it contributed $140,000, mostly in the form of MacBooks and
other free computers.