Apple CEO Tim Cook to Attend Davos Breakfast With Trump

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This just shows intelligent people can put their political differences aside and get along. Both Cook and Trump have excellent business sense and this shows by their success.
I'd agree with Cook based on Apple's performance after he became CEO. But I disagree about Trump's business sense.
 
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Hope he likes hamberders.
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How will Trump be able to keep his breakfast down, sitting at the same table as Cook? I couldn't do it.
Hamberders. He has zero trouble keeping them down.
 

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This just shows intelligent people can put their political differences aside and get along. Both Cook and Trump have excellent business sense and this shows by their success.
There are a lot of great stats on how successful the casino industry in the US is: https://www.statista.com/topics/1053/casinos/

Fun fact: two casino holding companies have had to file for bankruptcy under Trump. I don't know what your criteria for "excellent business sense" is, but "losing money running casinos" and "slapping your name on an unsuccessful line of overpriced steaks" don't typically fall into mine.

Trump is personally successful, because if you have millions of dollars already, it's more difficult to fail. But his businesses don't come out as unscathed, and as has been noted many times before, he would be significantly wealthier had he invested his dad's money in an index fund.
 
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Tim desperately wants to be a politician, it's so clear by his constant virtue signaling and empty platitudes.
 
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God bless Trump. Trump 2020.
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From the looks of things against Trump, “ Tim Apple “ probably only has to put up with Trump for another 12 months.
From the looks of the pathetic lies against Trump we can expect him to win again in 2020.
 
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Because not everyone has TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome).
One doesn’t have to be deranged to idolize Trump; having four or more of the following are sufficient:
  • being overly susceptible to propaganda
  • preferring to be told what to think, rather than wanting to be bothered with critical thinking
  • watching Fox News and/or listening to right-wing radio
  • willing to accept “alternative facts” over actual facts: up is down and down is up
  • being frightened of other races and religions
  • preferring to blame others for one’s lack of success, rather than taking personal responsibility for one’s own failures
  • frequenting radicalizing websites awash with in-crowd terms like “SJW”, “virtue-signaling”, “cucked”, “PC”, “triggered” and “snowflake”
  • subscribing to a culture of victimhood: complaining endlessly about how unfair others are to you and how “very badly” you are treated
  • having daddy issues

Looking forward to the day when Trump leaves office and he and his henchmen are held to account for the crimes they’ve committed. The Republican Party may never recover, and deservedly so. Whatever comes next will purge the bootlickers and sycophants who today put their own career and party above country. This guy makes Nixon look like a saint.
 

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There are a lot of great stats on how successful the casino industry in the US is: https://www.statista.com/topics/1053/casinos/

Fun fact: two casino holding companies have had to file for bankruptcy under Trump. I don't know what your criteria for "excellent business sense" is, but "losing money running casinos" and "slapping your name on an unsuccessful line of overpriced steaks" don't typically fall into mine.

Trump is personally successful, because if you have millions of dollars already, it's more difficult to fail. But his businesses don't come out as unscathed, and as has been noted many times before, he would be significantly wealthier had he invested his dad's money in an index fund.
it’s sad to say see so many jealous people here. Trump is a billionaire and you have people here that probably don’t have a hundredth of his wealth being jealous and saying he’s not a good businessman. It has nothing to do with he started with money because there’s many people that started with money and are broke now. There’s many sports celebrities that have made millions and don’t have billions now. Of course if you get your talking points from the leftist media it’s not surprising that everything Trump does must be bad. My only hope is by 2024 when a new president is up for election, the TDS has subsided and some socialist idiot doesn’t get elected the screws everything up
 

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it’s sad to say see so many jealous people here. Trump is a billionaire and you have people here that probably don’t have a hundredth of his wealth being jealous and saying he’s not a good businessman. It has nothing to do with he started with money because there’s many people that started with money and are broke now. There’s many sports celebrities that have made millions and don’t have billions now. Of course if you get your talking points from the leftist media it’s not surprising that everything Trump does must be bad. My only hope is by 2024 when a new president is up for election, the TDS has subsided and some socialist idiot doesn’t get elected the screws everything up
Is he? I doubt it. When your loans and other liabilities exceed your assets, you have a negative net worth. There’s a reason he won’t disclose his tax returns, despite his promises to do so. But they'll eventually be released and he’ll be exposed for the grifting fraudster that most in NYC know him to be.

By licensing his name and taking out more loans he’s able to stay solvent, but I don’t think there’s any evidence he’s a billionaire. He’s desperate for cash, otherwise he probably wouldn’t be risking taking the illegal emoluments he’s pocketing. Or maybe he would 🤷‍♂️

And don’t take 2020 for granted; Trump’s certainly not or else he wouldn’t have been so desperate to torpedo Biden, and he would never have been impeached.

Stop watching Fox and you have a chance of getting over your TDS.
 
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Is he? I doubt it. When your loans and other liabilities exceed your assets, you have a negative net worth. There’s a reason he won’t disclose his tax returns, despite his promises to do so. But they'll eventually be released and he’ll be exposed for the grifting fraudster that most in NYC know him to be.

By licensing his name and taking out more loans he’s able to stay solvent, but I don’t think there’s any evidence he’s a billionaire. He’s desperate for cash, otherwise he probably wouldn’t be risking taking the illegal emoluments he’s pocketing. Or maybe he would 🤷‍♂️

And don’t take 2020 for granted; Trump’s certainly not or else he wouldn’t have been so desperate to torpedo Biden, and he would never have been impeached.

Stop watching Fox and you have a chance of getting over your TDS.
"Negative net worth"? What crap are they spouting on MSNBC and CNN.... Wow you really believe that! The scary thing is you'll likely vote based on this propaganda 🤦‍♂️
 
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"Negative net worth"? What crap are they spouting on MSNBC and CNN.... Wow you really believe that! The scary thing is you'll likely vote based on this propaganda 🤦‍♂️
That Trump may very well owe more in loans and have other liabilities in excess of his assets is my personal opinion. I doubt you’ll find it on CNN or MSNBC, but I wouldn’t know.

If Trump ever releases audited financials, and it shows otherwise, I’ll change my opinion. Until then, I’ll assume he owes so much money to Russian oligarchs that he’s broke. To me, that’s the only thing that could explain why he acts in Russia and Putin’s best interests rather than the US’s.

There’s a reason why only Deutsche Bank—well known for engaging in international money laundering—is the only bank that will loan him money. (Maybe not even them anymore though, since the heat has been turned up.)

In the days of the great Ronald Reagan, Trump would be considered a traitor for cozying up to Putin. That Trump chooses to believe Putin instead of our own intelligence agencies is truly shocking, to Americans and our allies alike.

Unfortunately, Tim Cook, as CEO of Apple, has to deal pragmatically with Trump. However, they obviously disagree on many things.
 
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That Trump may very well owe more in loans and have other liabilities in excess of his assets is my personal opinion. I doubt you’ll find it on CNN or MSNBC, but I wouldn’t know.

If Trump ever releases audited financials, and it shows otherwise, I’ll change my opinion. Until then, I’ll assume he owes so much money to Russian oligarchs that he’s broke. To me, that’s the only thing that could explain why he acts in Russia and Putin’s best interests rather than the US’s.

There’s a reason why only Deutsche Bank—well known for engaging in international money laundering—is the only bank that will loan him money. (Maybe not even them anymore though, since the heat has been turned up.)

In the days of the great Ronald Reagan, Trump would be considered a traitor for cozying up to Putin. That Trump chooses to believe Putin instead of our own intelligence agencies is truly shocking, to Americans and our allies alike.

Unfortunately, Tim Cook, as CEO of Apple, has to deal pragmatically with Trump. However, they obviously disagree on many things.
If Trump is considered a traitor for cozying up to Putin then I guess Obama must have been one too.

As to "Trump may very well owe more in loans and have other liabilities in excess of his assets is my personal opinion"... I'm sure you're some sort of expert in this field that knows more than Forbes and Bloomberg that estimates his net worth around three billion.

As to him making his financial records public he would be insane to do this. I don't have any enemies that I know of and I wouldn't put my financial records on here in the off chance that some nutjob not liking a comment I made would do something. With the millions of people suffering from TDS there's no telling what would happen if Trump did the same.
 

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If Trump is considered a traitor for cozying up to Putin then I guess Obama must have been one too.

As to "Trump may very well owe more in loans and have other liabilities in excess of his assets is my personal opinion"... I'm sure you're some sort of expert in this field that knows more than Forbes and Bloomberg that estimates his net worth around three billion.

As to him making his financial records public he would be insane to do this. I don't have any enemies that I know of and I wouldn't put my financial records on here in the off chance that some nutjob not liking a comment I made would do something. With the millions of people suffering from TDS there's no telling what would happen if Trump did the same.
1) Your whataboutism is no defense. Time and again Trump has handed Putin major wins that benefit Russia and Putin, to the detriment of US interests.

It began before Trump was even elected, when the Republicans modified their platform at their convention to water down their formal position on whether the U.S. should help protect Ukraine from Russian incursions. Putin must have liked that quite a bit, because later when Trump publicly asked for Russian help to win the election, they immediately obliged.

Weakening NATO; taking a hands-off approach to Kim Jong-Un as he builds his nuclear arsenal, which can now reach the US; handing over Syria to Erdogan and Putin, while abandoning the Kurds and destroying the reputation of the US as a trusted and dependable partner who honors our commitments; time and again Trump hands Putin major wins served up on a silver platter. The damage this President has done to the US and our allies will likely take decades to repair, if it’s even possible.

2) I’m enough of an expert to know this: it’s impossible to estimate net worth without knowing the amount of outstanding loans against assets, in addition to other liabilities. Trump is well-versed in how to leverage—and protect—his assets; it’s one of the reasons he’s gone bankrupt so many times.

3) For decades, presidential candidates have released their tax returns. There is no reason Trump can’t, even though he used to lie and say he wasn’t allowed to because he’s being audited, when in fact there is no such restriction. His tax returns will eventually be released, and they will be enlightening. I have no doubt he has good reasons for trying so hard to keep them hidden.

4) Those with TDS need to stop falling for the propaganda spread by Fox. Start thinking for yourself and stop swallowing everything you’re told—over and over and over as Big Lie propaganda—hook, line and sinker. You’re being played by Trump, just as Trump is being played by Putin.
 
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1) Your whataboutism is no defense. Time and again Trump has handed Putin major wins that benefit him and Russia, to the detriment of US interests.

It began before Trump was even elected, when the Republicans modified their platform at their convention to water down their formal position on whether the U.S. should help protect Ukraine from Russian incursions. Putin must have liked that quite a bit, because later when Trump publicly asked for Russian help to win the election, they immediately obliged.

Weakening NATO; taking a hands-off approach to Kim Jong-Un as he builds his nuclear arsenal; handing over Syria to Erdogan and Putin, while abandoning the Kurds while destroying the reputation of the US as a trusted and dependable partner who honors our commitments; time and again Trump hands Putin major wins served up in a silver platter. The damage this President has done to our reputation will likely take decades to repair, if it’s even possible.

2) I’m enough of an expert to know this: it’s impossible to estimate net worth without knowing the amount of outstanding loans against assets, in addition to other liabilities. Trump is well-versed in how to leverage—and protect—his assets; it’s one of the reasons he’s gone bankrupt so many times.

3) For decades, presidential candidates have released their tax returns. There is no reason Trump can’t, even though he used to lie and say he wasn’t allowed to because he’s being audited when in fact there is no such restriction. His tax returns will eventually be released, and they will be enlightening. I have no doubt he has good reasons for wanting to keep them hidden.

4) Those with TDS need to stop falling for the propaganda spread by Fox. Start thinking for yourself and stop swallowing everything you’re told—over and over and over as Big Lie propaganda—hook, line and sinker. You’re being played by Trump, just as Trump is being played by Putin.
TDS, you're using that word wrong.

Also, CNN is propaganda too.

Finally, this obsession with Russia is getting old. Guess Ukraine didn't stick as a trigger point?

Really though, Tim is eating food with the president. That's literally it.
 
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TDS, you're using that word wrong.

Also, CNN is propaganda too.

Finally, this obsession with Russia is getting old. Guess Ukraine didn't stick as a trigger point?

Really though, Tim is eating food with the president. That's literally it.
1) No, it applies perfectly. It doesn’t matter whether you like it or not.

2) I wouldn’t know, I don’t watch them. I don’t waste one dollar on cable except to deliver my internet connection. (And I can’t wait until 5G fixed wireless gives me an alternative.)

3) Russia is part and parcel of the Ukraine scandal for which Trump has been impeached. He withheld a White House meeting and $400 billion in critical aid to Ukraine at a time when their country is being occupied by Putin, and Ukrainians soldiers are dying every day in an an active shooting war.

Those actions weakened Ukraine and simultaneously strengthened Putin’s hand. It was against our national interest, and Trump did it in an attempt to cheat in the 2020 election. That’s despicable.

4) Yes, Cook has to deal with Trump. It’s in Apple’s best interest, no matter Cook’s personal politics. As CEO, he does what’s best for Apple, as he should.
 
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it’s sad to say see so many jealous people here. Trump is a billionaire and you have people here that probably don’t have a hundredth of his wealth being jealous and saying he’s not a good businessman. It has nothing to do with he started with money because there’s many people that started with money and are broke now. There’s many sports celebrities that have made millions and don’t have billions now. Of course if you get your talking points from the leftist media it’s not surprising that everything Trump does must be bad. My only hope is by 2024 when a new president is up for election, the TDS has subsided and some socialist idiot doesn’t get elected the screws everything up
I see you can't dispute the facts and have to resort to ad hominem. Classic Trumpist. ☺
 
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