Trump gives Apple the finger, says 'make them in the USA'

Trump denies tariff exemption on Apple's new Mac Pro, says to 'make them in the USA' instead.

Published Sat, Jul 27 2019 12:19 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:47 AM CST

Trump has blasted Apple on Twitter today, with POTUS saying that he would not grant the company a tariff waiver for its new Mac Pro.

A few weeks ago, Apple petitioned the Office of the United States Trade Representative for an exception for its new Mac Pro, after they had decided on moving production out of the USA from Texas, to China. The tariff that Apple is expected to pay is a 25% duty tax on both select components, and parts.

Trump tweeted: "Apple will not be given Tariff waiver, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!" Trump has previously said that exemptions would be made if companies, like Apple, could show that important parts of the products can only be sourced from China if they're deemed not to be "strategically important".

The previous-gen trash can style Mac Pro was built in Texas, which was the only major Apple product that was made in the USA. Apple shifted production back to China, and is now facing the backlash from tariffs and the Trump administration.

Apple's new Mac Pro will start at $5999 and be available later this year.

Trump gives Apple the finger, says 'make them in the USA' |

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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