Trump was shredded by Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, and he didn’t hold back in the slightest.
Tim Cook is the most recent of tech billionaires to call out President Trump and his childish handling of power. More specifically, Cook criticized Trump’s intentions to tighten immigration.
The CEO sent out an email to his company staff. “Apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do… I’ve heard from many of you who are deeply concerned about the executive order issued yesterday restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. I share your concerns. It is not a policy we support.” read Cook’s email.
Cook brilliantly quoted the public figure and hero, Martin Luther King Jr. writing, “We may have all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now.”
Trump’s immigration ban targets 7 predominately Islamic nations including Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya. The innocent civilians of these countries dreams of American opportunity would be crushed under Trump’s ban.
This is Cook’s entire letter to his employees:
In my conversations with officials here in Washington this week, I’ve made it clear that Apple believes deeply in the importance of immigration — both to our company and to our nation’s future. Apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do.
I’ve heard from many of you who are deeply concerned about the executive order issued yesterday restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. I share your concerns. It is not a policy we support.
There are employees at Apple who are directly affected by yesterday’s immigration order. Our HR, Legal and Security teams are in contact with them, and Apple will do everything we can to support them. We’re providing resources on AppleWeb for anyone with questions or concerns about immigration policies. And we have reached out to the White House to explain the negative effect on our coworkers and our company.
As I’ve said many times, diversity makes our team stronger. And if there’s one thing I know about the people at Apple, it’s the depth of our empathy and support for one another. It’s as important now as it’s ever been, and it will not weaken one bit. I know I can count on all of you to make sure everyone at Apple feels welcome, respected and valued.
Apple is open. Open to everyone, no matter where they come from, which language they speak, who they love or how they worship. Our employees represent the finest talent in the world, and our team hails from every corner of the globe.
In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “We may have all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now.”
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