In a recent turn of events, Apple has informed the Republican leaders that the company will not be providing support in any way, including financial, for the party’s upcoming GOP convention.
The major reason behind the decision is Donald Trump and his remarks on immigrants, women rights and minority communities, Politico reports.
Apple has been a generous donator to the convention but this time around, sources have it that the “iPhone maker” won’t be providing any support in form of cash or technology aid. In 2008, Apple provided roughly $140,000 worth of equipment to the Republicans for the convention.
Trump has been firing shots at the Cupertino Giant. He was adamant that he will get Apple to get the American jobs back by making them “build their computers and things in America.” Apple has not remained immune from the Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders who also appealed to the company to get its production back in the country and pay its “fair share” of taxes.
Back in March, rumor had it that Tim Cook was one of the attendees of American Enterprise Institute’s World Forum where the main agenda was stopping Donald Trump from gaining the Republican nomination.
Trump had also called for a complete boycott of Apple products but it was later revealed that Trump himself owned over $3 million in Apple stocks.
Tech Giants like Google and Microsoft will however continue being a donor for the convention which starts this July. Apple has denied any comment on the activity as of now. Make sure you do follow Trump on Twitter to see if he tweets something using his iPhone.