Apple CEO Tim Cook Attends State Dinner at White House and Will Meet With Trump on Wednesday

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook is attending the first state dinner of the Trump administration, which is honoring French president Emmanuel Macron, according to CNN. Cook is accompanied by Apple vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives Lisa Jackson.

    Guests at the dinner, which is taking place in the White House State Dining Room, will dine on a goat cheese gateau with tomato jam and buttermilk biscuit crumbles, a rack of spring lamb with Carolina Gold rice jambalaya and a burnt cipollini onion soubise, and a nectarine tart with crème fraîche ice cream.

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    Other state dinner attendees, aside from President Donald Trump and Melania Trump along with President Macron and his wife, include Vice President Mike Pence, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Rupert Murdoch, Olympic curler John Shuster, hockey player Meghan Duggan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Approximately 150 guests are attending.

    Cook has met with Trump several times in the past, attending a December 2016 tech summit and a meeting of the American Technology Council put together by Trump. Most recently, Cook was in Washington D.C. to meet with Senators Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Richard Burr (R-North Carolina).

    Update: Cook will have a private meeting with Trump in the Oval Office at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, according to a copy of his schedule obtained by Bloomberg and other media outlets.

    Update 2: Trump has now confirmed the meeting and says the discussion will be focused on trade agreements between the United States and other countries.


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    I'm kind of surprised he chose to attend to be honest. But hey a free meals a free meal.
     
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    As Tim has said many times, you can't exert change from outside.

    Speaking as someone who holds Trump in extreme disdain, I applaud Tim for his ability to engage despite obvious and profound disagreements with Trump policy. The sad fact is that Trump was voted as US president by the American people. What do you expect Cook to do? Dissolve Apple in protest?
     
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    Resist we much. We much and we will much. About that, be committed.
     
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    Tim Cook does not look comfortable in black tie. And, for a man as wealthy as Cook is, that evening suit looks dreadful. (I think its the same one he wore to a Kennedy Center event a couple years ago.) The jacket fits like a sack and the trousers are baggy and wrinkled.

    Yes, I know he is a business executive and not a movie star, but if you are going to do something - do it right.
     
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    Yuck yuck yuck Goat cheese I would have to stop at a drive thru before attending
     
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    oh no a liberal having dinner with trump, lets all go crazy..... who cares....
     
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    If they served that dinner to me as the president, I’d fire the chef.

    Bring me some real food.
     
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    He’s unsure what to think about the lady. Nice classy looking woman. And, he’s looking at her like “what do I do???”
     
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    Why was he invited? Also that’s not the right photo.

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    He’s the duly elected president of these United States. 60 million Americans voted for him. Criticize someone when you feel someone is wrong, but the “all Trump all the time” focus of people on the left is insanity. You people are absolutely deranged. It’s truly mind boggling.

    Let the CEO of the worlds biggest company dine at the White House without an analysis of ***** Donald Trump and all the hand wringing. Get a grip, people, please. Most of your lives have not changed one iota since the guy was elected.
     
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    Thank you for the goat cheese gateau with tomato jam and buttermilk biscuit crumbles, and the rack of spring lamb with Carolina Gold rice jambalaya and a burnt cipollini onion soubise, and the nectarine tart with crème fraîche ice cream.
     
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    Damn, Mrs Macron is a fine looking lady. France is privileged to have her while we’re stuck with an illegal alien as First Lady.

    Tim Cook is sitting next to Mrs Macron.
     
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    This "action figure" pose is definitely better than the "Tim the timorous" pose of the 1st post.

    It's almost a "35th Anniversary of Risky Business" look.
     
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    This is most certainly a “This would have never happened if Steve were still here!”
     
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    Trump is going to have a private meeting with him to figure out when the mac pro is coming out ffs. Trump also might try to get a refresh on the mac mini to prove that he is the best negotiator alive.
     
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    ‘The name is Cook, Tim Cook’ no idea why that popped in my head when I saw the bowtie
     
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    Major eyeroll
     
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    I just keep wondering how Trump is going to eat that dinner. Rack of lamb is best served medium-rare. He prefers his meat napalmed.
     
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    Tim Cook is CEO of a company that is on their way to becoming a trillion dollar company. I don't think he needs to give Trump the time of day, and Trump certainly doesn't deserve it. Sometimes what you don't do (like not going to the dinner at Trump's White House) is just as important as what you do. This is a missed opportunity to distance Apple from a swindler who is helping to bankrupt the country by enriching himself and his buddies through insane tax breaks, and bankrupting the morals of the country by his racist policies.
     
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    Considering he’s worn a tux like twice ever. Who cares. Steve looked weird in a tux too.
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    I know right ?! I thought the same thing. Nuked steak, French fries .....I guess he might eat the ice cream. Hahaha.
     

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