Video: Here’s Tim Cook talking Trump, trade and tariffs

A minute from the Apple CEO’s interview with Bloomberg TV’s David Rubenstein.

Transcript:

I wouldn’t want to say what he said, because that’s not the way I look at it. What I talked about, I talked about trade, and the importance of trade, and how I felt, that two countries trading together make the pie larger. It’s true, undoubtedly true, that not everyone has been advantaged from that in either country, and we’ve got to work on that. I felt that tariffs were not the right approach there, and I showed him some more analytical kind of things to demonstrate why.

We also talked about immigration and the importance of fixing the Dreamer issue now, we’re only one court ruling away from a catastrophic case there.

My take: Tim Cook has forgotten more about trade and tariffs than Donald Trump will ever know.

See also: Is Tim Cook doing shuttle diplomacy between Trump and China?

One Comment

  1. Gregg Thurman said:

    “My take: Tim Cook has forgotten more about trade and tariffs than Donald Trump will ever know.”

    I wouldn’t dispute that, but I would add that no politician knows as much about international trade than does the CEOs of multinationals.

    That Trump is meeting with industry leaders is a very good thing, just as it is when Cook meets with heads of state.

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    May 16, 2018

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