Trump promises he’ll force Apple to manufacture in the US

Jan 19, 2016

There's going to be a lot of change in the near future.

Perhaps you are already hoping for it.

When Donald J. Trump ascends to the presidency -- as Donald J. Trump promises he will -- the focus will be on making America great again.

"We want to win, win, win," the leading Republican candidate explained in a speech on Monday at Liberty University in Virginia.

This will include long, sturdy walls, lots of expulsions and an enormous tariff on goods coming in from, say, China.

But what might this mean for gadget companies? So many have their products made in that country. Apple, for example.

Trump made a solemn promise: "We're going to get Apple to build their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries."

Currently, Apple only manufactures its Mac Pro in the US (specifically in Austin, Texas). On its jobs creation Web site, Apple insists it's responsible for creating and supporting 1.9 million US jobs, as of the end of 2015. It also claims that "thirty-one of the 50 states provide parts, materials, or equipment to make Apple products."

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