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Trump supporters are calling for an Apple boycott because it won't fund the Republican convention

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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

Bernardino shooters.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has received praise in recent years for taking

strong stances on certain issues, such as gay rights and

climate change.

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

Republic:BI

Screenshot Ultimately, Apple wasn't going to donate that much anyway.

In

2008, it contributed $140,000, mostly in the form of MacBooks and

other free computers.

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