President-Elect Donald Trump will soon be able to chalk up another victory when it comes to fulfilling his campaign promise to restore American jobs. The prospect of a Trump presidency has reportedly compelled Apple to begin manufacturing iPhones in the United States instead of China.
In January, Trump vowed to an audience at Liberty University that his policies would halt the Silicon Valley tech giant from moving jobs overseas.
“We’re going to get Apple Computer to build their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries,” Trump said. “We gotta bring back the jobs from China, we gotta bring back the jobs from Japan, and all these countries that are ripping us off. And we’re gonna do that. And we are gonna do that.”
Sure enough, the Nikkei Asian Review has reported that Apple plans to bend the knee.
“Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron Corp., the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.,” a source said. “Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns.”
Silicon Valley has long served as a bastion for the Democrat party, not only for its political inclination but also for its deep-pocketed donors. A whopping 99 percent of Silicon Valley’s political contributions went toward the Democrats during the primary, and during the general election, each Silicon Valley donor placed an average of $1,276 into Hillary Clinton’s coffers.