MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS SF) — It appears Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric has driven a wedge between Apple and the Republican Party.
The iPhone maker will not be providing financial or tech support to the upcoming Republican convention in Cleveland next month. The company cites the presumptive GOP nomination’s inflammatory comments on the campaign trail as the reason for the boycott.READ MORE: San José School District Secures Vaccine for Entire Workforce
“In 2008 Apple donated about $100,000 in MacBooks and other technology to both the Democrats and Republicans. In 2012, they did something similar,” said Politico’s Senior Tech reporter Tony Romm. “This year they are not going to do that and it’s specifically because Donald Trump has made such incendiary comments about women, minorities, immigrants and so forth.”READ MORE: Golden Gate Fields Races to Make Up for Missed Vaccine Appointments
So far, there has been no comment from the Trump campaign.MORE NEWS: Study Shows Stockton Universal Basic Income Experiment Led to Increased Employment
Facebook, Microsoft and Google are continuing to provide support. Apple has not made any comments about the boycott or its plans for the Democratic convention in Philadelphia in August.