Tim Cook eats dinner with Ivanka Trump and senior adviser Jared Kushner

Tim Cook spotted eating dinner with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner


Peter Thiel separates Tim Cook and Donald Trump at tech summit.
Peter Thiel separates Tim Cook and Donald Trump at tech summit.
Photo: Sean Spicer/Twitter

The Trump administration and Apple appear to be patching up their rocky relationship after Apple CEO Tim Cook met with two of Trump’s closest advisers this week.

Cook was spotted eating with the president’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, both of whom played large roles getting Trump into the White House.

During his campaign for president, Trump repeatedly attacked Apple for not making iPhones in the United States. He also went after Cook for not creating a backdoor into iOS for the FBI, and ultimately called for a boycott on Apple because of the company’s privacy stance.

Accompanying Cook at the dinner was Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives. Jackson was the head of the Environmental Protection Agency during President Barack Obama’s first term. She also is on the board of the Clinton Foundation.

It’s unknown what the four discussed during their dinner at Tosca, an expensive Italian restaurant a few blocks from the White House.

Cook joined other top tech figures in a meeting with Donald Trump and his team shortly after he won the election. The president has also said he and Cook have talked a few times on the phone about moving manufacturing to America.


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