It seems 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump is on the side of the FBI when it comes to the recent fight between said entity and Apple Computers, the latter of which is refusing the former’s request to open up hackable pathways into their iPhone network in order to counter potential threats.
The irony of Trump’s latest pot-stirring, however, is that he called for a boycott of Apple products… using an Apple product (his iPhone).
As the Daily Caller reports:
Friday, during a rally in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina, Trump said, “I want Apple, first of all, Apple ought to give the security for that phone, okay. What I think you ought to do is boycott Apple until such time as they give that security number.”
“How do you like that? I just thought of that,” Trump said. “Boycott Apple. Here’s the thing, first of all, the phone’s not even owned by this young thug who killed all these people, the phone is owned by the government, okay, not even his phone. We don’t even have to go that far.”
“But Tim Cook, is looking to do a big number, probably to show how liberal he is,” Trump claimed. “But Apple should give up, they should get the security or find other people.”
Referencing the perpetrators of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, Trump said, “When these two young people had bombs all over their apartments and the floor, other people saw those bombs. Well, those people in a certain way are almost as guilty as the ones that did the shooting. We got to get to the bottom of it and you’re not going to get to the bottom of it unless we use common sense. So I like the idea of boycott Apple until such time as they give that information, I think that’s a great idea.”
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