Apple’s Tim Cook Has Met With Trump Administration 6 Times Since Trump Was Elected Apple’s Tim Cook Has Met With Trump Administration 6 Times Since Trump Was Elected – NTK Network

Apple’s Tim Cook Has Met With Trump Administration 6 Times Since Trump Was Elected

Cook’s six meetings with Trump exceeds the number of publicly reported meetings between Trump and Silicon Valley CEO Peter Thiel, who was on Trump’s transition team.

By NTK Staff | 08.13.2018 @4:15pm
Apple’s Tim Cook Has Met With Trump Administration 6 Times Since Trump Was Elected

Apple CEO Tim Cook appears to have no problem cozying up to President Donald Trump. Based on an analysis conducted by NTK Network, Cook has met with Trump or members of his family on six separate occasions since his victory over Hillary Clinton in November 2016.

The coziness with the Trump administration is particularly surprising, given the amount of criticism Cook has lobbed at Trump over issues like the Paris climate accords, immigration, and tariffs.

To put it in perspective, Trump has met with former PayPal CEO and venture capitalist Peter Thiel just three times since Election Day 2016, according to public reports.

Cook’s most recent meeting with Trump took place on Saturday. First Lady Melania Trump tweeted a picture of herself and the president alongside a rather awkward-looking Cook:

Earlier this year, Cook attended Trump’s first state dinner, which hosted French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House. A day later, he held a private audience with Trump at the White House to talk trade and tariffs.

Cook also attended a tech summit with other Silicon Valley CEOs in June 2017, a tech executives summit at Trump Tower just days after Trump won the election in 2016, and he met with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in January 2017.

Apple, which just became the first trillion-dollar company, announced in January that it would repatriate back to the United States, and agree to pay, $38 billion in taxes. Due to the GOP tax cuts under Trump, however, Apple avoided paying about $50 billion more to the U.S. Treasury.

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