Feb 1, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Apple is debating whether to sue Trump

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Apple CEO Tim Cook told the WSJ in an interview yesterday that hundreds of Apple employees have been impacted by Trump's executive order creating temporary bans on immigration, and he'll continue to press "very, very senior people in the White House" on why repealing the order is imperative for both Apple as well as the U.S.

"These are people that have friends and family. They're co-workers. They're taxpayers. They're key parts of the community," Mr. Cook said. "More than any country in the world, this country is strong because of our immigrant background..."

Why it matters: Apple sells its products in more than 180 countries and territories, and Cook was one of many leading tech executives to publicly condemn Trump's order over the weekend, and offered to donate to refugee relief funds. Cook said that Apple will match all employee donations on a 2-to-1 basis.

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