Did Apple CEO Tim Cook really tell Trump that the company is building a trio of U.S. factories?

This past Tuesday, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Donald Trump said that Apple CEO Tim Cook had promised Trump that he was going to build three “big, big, big” factories in the U.S. The president also said that Cook had called him to say that Apple was going forward with the U.S. factories. But Apple has historically strayed from using its own factories; the company currently owns just a single plant and that one is in Ireland.

Apple’s use of contract manufacturers angers Trump, who called out Apple during the campaign for not making its mobile devices in the U.S. …

Foxconn’s CEO and president Trump announce plans for a $10 billion LCD factory in Wisconsin by 2020

President Trump’s election campaign largely revolved around making “America great again” and bringing businesses into the country. Trump has been quite engaged with the tech sector in particular, where bringing the production of iPhones to American soil seems like one of his top priorities in the business field. While it is not clear whether Tim Cook actually promised Trump last week to build three ‘big, big, big’ Apple plants in the US, the president has apparently been involved in a previously rumoured venture with Foxconn that was officially …

Trump says Apple will build three plants in the U.S.

President Donald Trump, who sparred often with Apple during the presidential campaign about Apple’s dependency on overseas factories and workers, said during an interview today that Apple will be building three plants in the U.S. While this news has not been confirmed by the company, Trump stated that he was told by Apple CEO Tim Cook that Apple would build “three big plants, beautiful plants.” The president said in Time Magazine after the election last year, that he wanted Apple to build its best plant ever in the U.S. “even if it’s only a foot bigger than some place in China.”

Trump didn’t …

9 Donald Trump nicknames that did nothing to slow his authoritarianism


Since Donald Trump’s election, it has felt hopeless staring down the barrel of the rise of fascism, feeling as if nothing we do or say is being heard by our government. 

But I, however, will not stand down. So I came up with these rude and crude nicknames for our president that, sadly, did not have the affect on the Trump administration I imagined they would.

1. The Cheeto

I referred to Donald Trump as this in an elevator with coworkers and everyone loved it. Huge laugh. I was king of the elevator and I thought I finally had him dead to rights. But alas, he still signed an executive order as the president of the United States later that day. Read more…

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Australian journalist's blistering takedown of Trump goes viral


Critics of the U.S. media routinely accuse reporters of being mean to President Donald Trump. But just wait ’til they hear what this top Australian journalist has to say.

Chris Uhlmann, the political editor at the government-backed Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), delivered scathing remarks on Trump’s presidency after the U.S. leader attended his first G20 summit this weekend.

Uhlmann, who is regarded as politically conservative, said Trump was “an uneasy, lonely, awkward figure” at the gathering in Hamburg, Germany. Read more…

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Trump and Putin unironically discussed forming a 'cyber security unit'


It’s Sunday morning, so you know where this is going.

President Trump today fired off a series of tweets about his July 7 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin — their first face-to-face meeting since Trump took office. Trump said he “strongly pressed” Putin about Russia’s meddling in U.S. elections and that the Russian leader “vehemently denied” any interference.

U.Sintelligence agencies and even Trump administration officials maintain that Russia did, in fact, meddle in the 2016 presidential elections, with a clear preference for Trump. But that apparently wasn’t enough to dissuade Trump from mulling the creation of an “impenetrable Cyber Security unit” with Russia. Read more…

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CNN to Trump: Do your job


After a Sunday morning tweet from President Donald Trump that featured a violent anti-CNN clip, the news network is pushing back on Trump’s “juvenile behavior.” 

Theirs is the latest example of a news organization pushing back on Trump’s “fake news” narrative.

CNN statement responding to the president: “We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his.” pic.twitter.com/Gn1YRA2DRG

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 2, 2017

The statement reads: 

To recap, on Sunday morning Trump tweeted the following: Read more…

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Gameloft to bring President Donald Trump to Gangstar New Orleans mobile game

Gangstar New Orleans, Gameloft’s mobile take on Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto franchise, is about to get even funnier. The French developer is teasing another update for its open world action-adventure game, which will include President Donald Trump.

Before getting your hopes too high and think that you’ll actually be able to play as Donald Trump, you should know that the new update will bring Gangstar New Orleans players the option to unlock some masks.

There will be no less than five new masks included in the upcoming update, and one of them is Donald Trump’s. …

Macron teams up with Schwarzenegger to troll Trump in climate change video


French president Emmanuel Macron enlisted a high-profile Donald Trump antagonist in his ongoing quest to #MakeThePlanetGreatAgain.

Terminator star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger met with the French president on June 23 to chat about global warming and the fate of the Paris Climate Agreement. 

To celebrate this meeting of the minds, the two posed for a video selfie and threw some not so subtle shade toward the White House. On June 1, President Donald Trump announced his intent to withdraw the U.S. from this landmark climate treaty, drawing the ire of the global community.  Read more…

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