Tim cook has organized a fundraiser in support of Hillary Clinton
Candidate for US President, Hillary Clinton enlisted the powerful support of the allies in Silicon valley. In particular, in the presidential race it was supported by Apple’s CEO Tim cook.
August 24, cook spent fundraisers meeting to campaign financing Clinton. With him involved in the project Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President for environment, ethics and social initiatives. And cook, and Jackson are participating in the initiative not as representatives of Apple, and as individuals. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the “Foundation of victory Clinton” (Hillary Victory Fund).
The Clinton Foundation has the right to make large donations due to organizational issues — it includes not a single Committee dedicated to raising funds to advance the candidate for the White house, and a few dozen that are directly related to the Democratic party, which intends to run Clinton.
Curiously, before Tim cook participated in an event to raise funds for a candidate for Vice President of the United States, Paul Ryan. In this case, as the chief Executive, and Apple employees remain neutral and not openly Express a commitment to any of the parties.
As for Donald trump, he has not received support from representatives of Apple, because in his time he openly criticized the company. In January, he said he would seek the return of Apple production in the United States. “We’ll force Apple to make its damned computers and other gadgets in our country and not in other countries,” he said.
In February, trump criticized Apple for refusing to help law enforcement agencies in hacking the iPhone to one of the shooters from San Bernardino. “Who do they think they are?” – he was indignant. He later called for a boycott of the company’s products.
At the same time held in Hollywood fundraisers lunch in support of Hillary Clinton. The organizer was the Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the lead — singer Justin Timberlake. Hollywood celebrities also have a major impact on American politics. This time they are especially valuable resource for Clinton, because most stars don’t want to see her rival Donald trump President.