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One of Donald Trump's main points when running for the office of the President of the United States was to create more jobs for Americans and one of the ways he planned to do this was to have more companies establish their manufacturing outfits in the United States.

Apple has been one of Trump's targets as he tried to get them to reduce manufacturing in China and open a factory in the USA.

Well, according to quotes attributed to Apple's CFO Luca Maestri this won't be happening anytime soon.

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Speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference yesterday, he answered a question about overseas manufacturing and according to the Verge was quoted as saying; “One of the points that we are making in Washington is the fact that we have been a very large contributor to the US economy during the last decade,” Maestri said. “We made billions of investments in the United States. In the last 10 years, we created about 2 million jobs in this country — in the developer community in our retail stores in our call centers and through the supplier chain.”

Maestri went on to talk more about Apple’s US-located call centers, and how it is “very, very difficult to speculate” on Apple’s manufacturing plans given that Trump has outlined no specific policies yet. He did, however, point out that a border tax on imported goods “would end up burdening the end consumer.”

So it seems that Apple will not be playing ball with Trump especially considering that they'll have to move around a lot to make it to America which could prove cumbersome.


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