Why Apple’s Tim Cook hasn’t given up on Donald Trump

From his interview with Bloomberg Businessweek’s Megan Murphy:

Q: What’s been your experience of working with Donald Trump?

A: I feel a great responsibility as an American, as a CEO, to try to influence things in areas where we have a level of expertise. I’ve pushed hard on immigration. We clearly have a very different view on things in that area. I’ve pushed on climate. We have a different view there. There are clearly areas where we’re not nearly on the same page.

We’re dramatically different. I hope there’s some areas where we’re not. His focus on jobs is good. So we’ll see. Pulling out of the Paris climate accord was very disappointing. I felt a responsibility to do every single thing I could for it not to happen. I think it’s the wrong decision. If I see another opening on the Paris thing, I’m going to bring it up again.

At the end of the day, I’m not a person who’s going to walk away and say, “If you don’t do what I want, I leave.” I’m not on a council, so I don’t have those kind of decisions. But I care deeply about America. I want America to do well. America’s more important than bloody politics from my point of view.

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  1. Ken Cheng said:
    Tim’s got the right perspective.

    June 15, 2017
  2. David Drinkwater said:
    Keep your friends close; your enemies, closer.

    June 16, 2017

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