From The $200 billion reason it’s so important for Apple’s Tim Cook to not be on Trump’s tech hit list, posted Thursday by CNBC’s Tim Mullaney:
So far, cell phones have been exempt from Trump’s move to pressure China on trade, partly because of CEO Tim Cook’s personal lobbying, CFRA analyst Angelo Zino said. It would take a big move from Trump to put Apple at trade risk.
“I don’t want to say anyone is immune, but if anyone has Trump’s ear right now it’s Tim Cook,” Zino said. “I think [Trump] will try to avoid hurting the company directly. It’s probably the most important U.S.-based [manufacturer] on the planet.”
My take: Looking for reasons? That way lies madness.