When Apple refused a court order to hack a terrorist’s iPhone, GOP candidate Donald Trump immediately called for a boycott of Apple products. He also called on Apple to build its products at home, rather than in China, again using the Cupertino company as a punching bag on his campaign trail. However, according to new financial documents submitted by him to the U.S. government, it appears that he owns the same company’s stock valued at between $1.1 million and $2.25 million (via CNET).
“One of Trump’s main talking points during his campaign rallies is that as president he would stop the outflow of American jobs. He often calls out companies and their products by name. The investments make up only a tiny fraction of Trump’s reported net worth, and a comparison with his previous filings show he’s reduced his holdings in some of the companies he targets”.
According to the Associated Press, Trump’s investments in other companies that he has been bashing for outsourcing, include Disney, Ford Motor Co. and the parent company of the maker of Oreo cookies. “I love Oreos. I will never eat them again,” Trump said in August after Nabisco announced it was laying off 600 bakery workers in Chicago and building a new facility in Mexico.
In March, Trump blasted Disney for its “outrageous practices” in requiring 250 Florida workers to train their foreign replacements before being laid off. Trump owns between $15,000 and $50,000 in Disney stock.