Apple CEO Tim Cook Plans to Host Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton Next Month

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to host a fundraiser that will benefit Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, reports BuzzFeed. Cook, along with Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives, will host the event as private citizens, not as representatives of Apple.

    Cook and Jackson plan to raise money for the Hillary Victory Fund, a committee that contributes to the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and 38 state parties. Invites for the event, which will take place on August 24, went out this morning.


    Apple CEO Tim Cook is eager to demonstrate support for Democrats and Republicans to strengthen Apple's relationship with both parties.

    The Hillary fundraiser will follow a fundraiser Cook co-hosted for Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in June. Cook and Ryan teamed up to host a private breakfast in Menlo Park on June 28. Money raised benefited Ryan and a fundraising committee that helps elect other House Republicans.

    While Cook hosted a fundraiser for Ryan, Apple elected not to support the 2016 Republican Convention in Cleveland due to some of presidential nominee Donald Trump's controversial statements on the subjects of minorities, women, and immigrants.

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  2. seatton macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Good for Tim. Can we at least get a special edition Hilary watch band? I would be fine as long as it is not exclusive for an Apple store in Brazil.
  3. b11051973 macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2006
    I've got a friend that will never buy an iPhone again if he reads this news. :)

    He quit eating Heinz ketchup because of who John Kerry was married to.
  4. SusanK macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2012
  5. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030


    Dec 12, 2011
    South Carolina, United States
    Not much of a fan of Hillary but she's at least better than Trump.
  6. WinstonRumfoord macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2014
  7. MacLawyer macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2009
    Tim, can you take time out from your busy culture warrior schedule to help squeeze out an up to date Mac Pro?
  8. pat500000 macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2015
    I agree but this personal thing that he is doing...not as a company. So he could do whatever he wants.
  9. filmantopia macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2010
  10. Xenden macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2013
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Well, I guess playing both sides of the field at least shows that Apple as a company wants to be neutral.
  11. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    But why would she need more money?

    Sorry, I am not from the USA so I might be missing something.
  12. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Hey that's alright! Happy at this development.
  13. ksnell macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2012
    The Hillary version can only be purchased from prison.
  14. centauratlas macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2003
    Interesting. I guess Tim doesn't have a problem with Hillary taking BIG $ from countries that are super anti-LGBT and anti women.
  15. pat500000 macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2015
    Maybe Bernie got paid to fail.
  16. Glassed Silver macrumors 68020

    Glassed Silver

    Mar 10, 2007
    Kassel, Germany
    How dare he spends his free time with taking part in politics?!

    Why doesn't he just silently vote and forget about it for 3.5 years like the rest of the general public?
    The nerve he has to take this "democracy" thing seriously...

    Glassed Silver:mac
  17. Joe The Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2006
    Tax brakes, more h1b's, trade bills that take away workers rights are business.
  18. mcfrazieriv macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2012
    Irvine, CA
    I'm so happy that Tim Cook has extra time. Both the US government and Apple have something in common today... both bloated and seemingly without direction.

    However, this is definitely a way to lobby a president to appeal to issues on encryption and prevent future monopoly government intervention.
  19. WinstonRumfoord macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2014
    Hillary has "raised" almost 400 million to date. She is going to use it to help needy kids because she is a democrat and that is what she cares about.

    Oh, wait.. You mean she is not donating it to the poor, the hungry? You mean she is spending it on herself to gain power? That can't be!
  20. Cineplex macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2016
    Tim Cooks agenda:

    9:00am: Meet with Jonny about new watch band ideas
    10:00am: Chit Chat Phone Calls with random celebrities about issues
    11:45am: "Creative Space"
    12:00pm: Hilary Campaign "Creative Space"
    12:45pm: Lunch
    1:30pm: Gay rights related meeting
    2:30pm: Political related Meeting
    4:30pm: Nike board Meeting
    6:00pm: National Foot Ball Meeting
    7:30pm: Flight to India

    Nope sorry, no room for Apple related things......maybe someday.
  21. bacaramac macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    Stick to business Apple. Pisses me off that they even are going anywhere near politics. I think America needs to take a year off and try again for new nominees. Man this really is not what I wanted to read today.
  22. Glassed Silver macrumors 68020

    Glassed Silver

    Mar 10, 2007
    Kassel, Germany
    Whether he does or doesn't I don't know, but he most likely got this down:

    Glassed Silver:mac
  23. blacktape242 macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2010
    Sacramento, CA
    again with more social items instead of what APPLE IS! Tim Cook needs to be sacked!
  24. Zirel, Jul 29, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2016

    Zirel Suspended


    Jul 24, 2015
    Oh no, this is only going to be good for the one and true candidate: Giant Meteor 2016!
  25. theheadguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2005
    This is awesome. Bottom line is, conservative Republicans love Citizens United unless it benefits the Democrats! Hilarious hypocrisy, but what else is new?! Corporations are people, too, remember? We still need to get rid of Citizens United ASAP, but until then, the law is the law! Go Timmy! :p

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