Trump ducked Reuters’ question about iPhone tariffs

The last time Tim Cook had a face-to-face with Donald Trump, we heard later that the President had promised Apple there would be no tariffs on iPhones made in China. Not this time.

According to Jeff Mason, one of the Reuters reporters who scored an Oval Office interview with Donald Trump Monday, the President declined to answer questions on several topics.

Asked on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday what those questions were, Mason offered one example: Would iPhones be affected by the next round of tariffs?

Trump declined to say, one way or the other.

My take: May be material, may not. Impossible to say.

See also: NYTimes: Trump promised Cook no tariffs on iPhones

One Comment

  1. Fred Stein said:

    I seriously doubt that any promise was made. Tim Cook is too smart and too ethical.

    August 21, 2018

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