Republican candidate Donald Trump has been really vocal about his stance and opinions about Apple. Now, according to a report from the Huffington Post, it appears that Tim Cook is a part of a coalition to try to stop Donald Trump from becoming president.
Along with a handful of other CEOs, Tim Cook attended a secret meeting at the American Enterprise Institute’s World Forum to discuss the best way of stopping Donald Trump.
The report states that the meeting took place at a private island resort in Georgia and consisted of Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Sean Parker, Elon Musk, Mitch McConnell, Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Tom Cotton, Cory Gardner, Tim Scott, Rob Portman, and Ben Sasse.
Reportedly, the main topic of discussion was on how to stop Donald Trump from getting the Republican nomination. How Trump became the front-runner was also a topic of discussion. Unfortunately, the event was closed off to the press.
While Trump was the center of attention at the event, the topic of Apple vs. FBI was also a talking point. Republican senator Tom Cotton from Arkansas shared a few words with Tim Cook, questioning why Apple is denying access to its operating system.
Cotton was reportedly “pretty harsh on Cook,” and took it so far that some guests left the event feeling uncomfortable.