Apple CEO Tim Cook to Host Fundraiser for House Speaker Paul Ryan

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to co-host a fundraiser for House Speaker Paul Ryan next week in an attempt to strengthen Apple's relationship with key Republicans, reports Politico. The announcement comes following news Apple has decided not to donate money and Apple products to the Republican National Convention, reportedly because of comments made by presumptive nominee Donald Trump.

    Cook and Ryan will host a private breakfast on Tuesday, June 28 in Menlo Park alongside longtime Apple treasurer Gary Wipfler. Money raised will benefit Ryan and a fundraising committee that helps elect other House Republicans. Invitations were sent out today, and Politico was able to obtain one.
    Over the weekend, Apple told Republican leaders it would not donate resources to the convention due to Trump's comments on women, immigrants, and minorities, despite having traditionally made donations to both the Republican and Democratic conventions.

    HP has also announced that it will not provide funding, but Facebook, Google, and Microsoft have all agreed to provide support to the upcoming event. It is not clear if Apple will donate to the Democratic convention.

    As Politico points out, Cook has made an effort to bolster relationships with both Democrats and Republicans in the past, with donations to Senators and Representatives from each party.

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    why are you hiding this on the side bar instead of front page. the political fireworks would be a fun watch
     
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    For Tim Cook, money "trumps" social causes every time. I don't mind it really, it's what most business people do. I do, however, wish that the whole social issue PR campaign that is driven by Apple was less fake. It's just too obvious when they are doing things to appease the hipsters, eco lovers etc.
     
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    Here's your chance to be negative MR. Bat her out of the park now.
     
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    Oh great, just what we need in this country, more Crony Socialism...

    You know, there was a time when Apple didn't lobby at all...

    #GoodOlDays
     
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    What's wrong with Trump? Let's make America racist again! BTW I'm not republican but Paul Ryan might be some day attract my vote...anyways I'm not from Wisconsin.
     
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    Stay out of politics with our monetary support. I buy Apple products not Apple endorsements for whatever cause that Apple is NOT REALLY committed to. Hmm, 140+ countries where Apple sells products. I don't see them boycotting the Socialists or the world politicians with Human Rights violations do they??? Politics ONLY when convenient and not in the way of opening doors in China, et. all is not REALLY political stand to begin with.
     
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    Tim Cook need to exit Apple and pursue his dream to become a famous politician!
     
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    Ugh, looks like I may need to build a Hackintosh instead of waiting for a new Mini. I guess the dumbing down of macOS finally makes sense in light of Cook's intention to reach out to republicans.
     
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    It's smart business to court both parties. Political affiliation should be an individual decision; even for CEOs.
     
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    And this is called a democracy, oh the hypocrisy.
    Money is king in the states.
     
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    Tim just want's to bring his cash back to America without some outlandish tax applied to it.
     
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    I think that is the side that doesn't believe in climate change....but I may be wrong.....
     
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    "[It's called] a republic, if [we] can keep it."
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    This coming on the heels of Saturday's non-donation statement by Apple is obviously a clear snub of Trump.....
     
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    The supreme court decided that big bucks should have more weight than anyone's vote. Our political system have become a complete sham.
     
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    It's gonna be hard to make him lighter with all that hot air and all.
     
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    Ok, I will try. Infamous liberal Tim Cook will bore the republicans to death with an anemic keynote without new hardware.
     

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