From Peter Flaherty’s “Tim Cook is not ‘Political,’ just arrogant,” posted Thursday on Townhall.com:
Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed recently that he and his company do not engage in the dirty business of “politics” but only “policy.” He is supposedly above it all, guided instead by doing “what’s right.” …
Cook has a self-serving definition of “politics.” It apparently does not include raising money for candidates, lobbying Congress, or plunging the company into some of the most controversial and divisive issues of the day.
The leader of the global computing giant also meets with world leaders including Presidents Obama and Trump, but also those of other nations. In March he toured China with Vice Premier Sun Chunlan before he attended the China Development Forum and another event hosted by Apple. Before that, in January, he attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he met with many other nations’ leaders. They must have discussed golf or the weather, but definitely not “politics.”
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My take: Cook famously gives to both Democratic and Republican candidates. But he also famously donated $236,100 to the Hillary Victory Fund. It will be interesting to see if Flaherty’s meme reaches the President and affects the relationship Cook has worked so hard to cultivate.