iPhone user Donald Trump calls for Apple boycott

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Yeah, we're pretty incredulous about your ideas, too, Mr. Trump.
Yeah, we're pretty incredulous about your ideas, too, Mr. Trump.
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Donald Trump has threaten to permanently switch to Samsung if Apple doesn’t give in to the federal government’s demands, and he’s calling on all his followers to do the same.

At a rally in South Carolina this morning the US presidential candidate says that citizens should boycott Apple products until the company hands over the PIN to one of the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone 5c. Trump neglected to mention though that nearly all his tweets come from an iPhone.


Trump switched to Android device when he tweeted his call for a boycott, but just 40 minutes earlier he used an iPhone to tweet a video link showcasing how incredibly great the buildings are he creates.

“First of all, Apple ought to give the security for that phone,” Trump told his followers at the event today. “What I think you outta do is boycott Apple until such time as they give that security number. Boycott Apple.”

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The Donald was the first candidate in the 2016 race to chastise Apple for its refusal to unlock terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, after Tim Cook posted a public letter saying such an act would create a backdoor into the iPhone that could be exploited by good guys and bad guys alike.

“The phone isn’t even owned by this young thug that killed all these people. The phone is owned by the government. It’s not even his phone, we don’t even have to go that far. But Tim Cook is looking to do a big number, probably to show how liberal he is. Apple should get the security or find other people.”

Watch Trump’s full rant against Apple and Tim Cook in the video below:

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  • Steve Harvey

    Good. I will be too.

  • Rod

    What?? And yet another reason not to vote for Trump…..

  • There is golden rule in business, never undermine your most unique and differentiating factor, as by doing so you contradicting all of your business’ values.

    Donald Trump will more than likely get the GOP nomination, and he has surely made this electoral season extremely interesting, but to stand there and recommend that a company undermine their core beliefs, is not smart business!

  • Serenak

    The man cannot (apparently) master basic spelling and grammar

    • Nick_Germ

      lol, like forgetting a period at the end of your sentence.

  • David Kaplan 

    Absolutely ridiculous. The threat of terror is nothing compared to every device being accessible to anybody…. 400,000 people have died from gun violence since 9/11 in this country. Get your priorities in order Trump…

  • Jeremy

    A typo in the first sentence…

  • Phil Conners

    Typical IT-clueless manager….

  • DrMuggg

    Can you imagine this dumb f*ck with the hand on the button to the American arsenal of nuclear missiles?

    If he becomes president, it’s time to start digging in the garden and build a nuke-proof shelter.

    He is the living proof that one can actually be stupid beyond all possible physical laws in the universe…

  • Andy Brooks

    For some reason i imagine Trump supporters as Android/Windows XP users already. They don’t exactly seem like the tech types at all.