Apple CEO Tim Cook will join Ivanka Trump today to visit schools in Idaho to observe how they use technology for workforce development and STEM initiatives.
The meet-up with Ivanka Trump will come hours after Apple stock prices fell thanks to plans by her father, President Donald Trump, to slap new tariffs on iPhones. Trumps daughter is an advisor in his administration.
A White House spokesperson confirmed the visit late Monday, according to the Idaho Statesman newspaper
Apple has worked with the White House on initiatives that feature programs for STEM and computer science. Today’s visit of the Wilder School District marks the second time Cook and Ivanka Trump tours schools together to see technology used in the classroom, the Statesman reported.
Wilder schools were among 114 low-income schools in 29 states awarded a ConnectED grant from Apple. In 2016, Apple donated an iPad to every student and teacher in the district, the newspaper said.
Workforce development is among Ivanka Trump’s duties as an advisor to her father. Neither Apple nor the White House is likely to say if the two end up talking about her dad’s tariff strategy with China
If the president follows through, as much as 25 percent of Apple’s revenue would be impacted by tariffs, Berstein’s Tony Sacconahi told CNBC’s Squawk Box.
Source: Idaho Statesman