Trump Works to Bring Apple Back to USA
President John F. Kennedy said that we chose to go to the moon “not because it is easy but because it is hard.” President-elect Donald Trump’s attempts to bring as many American corporations manufacturing plants back to the USA also includes Apple Computer, and is a similar challenge-difficult but not impossible.
Getting Apple CEO Tim Cook to move some of the thousands of jobs from his super-Apple factory plant in China will not be easy, but Bring Our Jobs Home co-founder Frank Spotorno applauds Trump for making sure that every American company and CEO hears the message from the election on November 8---Bring Our Jobs Home!
“Do you think if Hillary Clinton were elected President, she would be calling CEO’s and encouraging them to move their factories back to the USA? The American people spoke on election night--they want their President to bring back the millions of manufacturing and call center jobs back to the USA. Trump got the message and he is making sure that every company hears it from the President-elect.”
Cook called Trump last week. “One of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you’re making your product right here,” Trump said he told Cook.
Cook has said in the past that he could not resource jobs back from China because of a lack of American workers with the proper skills. But Apple does assemble its Mac Pro in Texas and Cook has asked his manufacturing partners if they could make it in the USA.
Trump said he supports cutting the corporate tax rate and reduce regulations, two factors that will make it competitive for U.S. companies to make it here once again. Apple is also one of the largest American companies sitting on $1.6 Trillion in overseas profits. Perhaps a deal can be struck with Apple and Trump, where the rate on those profits can be cut to 10% or lower and in exchange Apple can build a plant in the US.
“Foxconn is the manufacturer for Apple products that has built a factory the size of a small city in China. Here in the US we have hundreds of factory towns that are empty, but ready to bring in an Apple manufacturing plant. We can make it here, and finally we are having the discussion thanks to President-elect Trump,” said Spotorno.
In 2017 we will have a President who will reject unfair trade agreements and challenge our corporations to do the right thing for the American worker. By reaching out to CEO’s, Trump clearly wants to come to a compromise and cut taxes and regulation in exchange for American jobs.
But if it takes a President to stand up to Mexico and China, and some of our corporations, we have one in President Trump. Saying that the U.S. cannot bring manufacturing jobs home is not true. All this hogwash that the US cannot survive a trade war is nonsense, it is Mexico and China that will be destroyed by a trade war.
Yes it may be hard in the short term, but if the reward is a resurgence of American manufacturing, economic growth, and hope for the American dream for millions, then it may be worth it. At least we have a President who is willing to have a discussion that is long overdue.