Trump snagged the very first 2019 Mac Pro

Trump snagged the very first 2019 Mac Pro


Apple CEO Tim Cook talked Mac Pro with President Trump
“Mr. President, we have some lovely parting gifts for you.”
Screenshot: White House

It’s good to be the president. People just give you things, like the first 2019 Mac Pro assembled in Austin, Texas. Tim Cook gave this pricy computer to Trump, probably after the president toured the factory.

The former President filed a Financial Disclosure Report on January 15, and David Enrich of The New York Times noted that Cook was among several CEOs to give Trump gifts.

In Apple’s case, the gift was a “Mac Pro Computer, the first created at the Flex Factory in Austin, Texas.” The present is valued at $5,999, the cost of the base model of the Apple workstation.

Mac Pro made in America

Trump likely received the computer as a parting gift after touring the assembly plant in November 2019. The professional-grade desktop is being assembled in America, which is what brought Trump out to see it. His daughter Ivanka Trump and Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, all got a personally guided tour from Cook.

Apple’s CEO apparently had a strong working relationship, even though they didn’t agree with Trump’s use of tariffs or his immigration policy.

Apple workstation is truly for pros

This 2019 Mac Pro costs as much as it does because it sports a 28-core Intel Xeon processor, and there’s room for up to 1.5 TB of RAM. It’s wrapped in a stainless steel frame that’s designed for modularity. Eight PCI expansion slots, a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports and an audio jack are included.

Apple built in three massive fans. Distinctive holes in the new Mac Pro’s aluminum casing help with cooling airflow and give it the “cheese grater” design that became something of a meme last summer.