U.S. President Thanks Apple for their Huge Investment in Texas that could come back to Haunt him in 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump thanked Apple chief Tim Cook on Twitter Friday after the plans were unveiled for a $1 billion campus in Texas that is expected to create thousands of jobs.
Thank you to @tim_cook for agreeing to expand operations in the U.S. and thereby creating thousands of jobs! https://t.co/2zOVxp9nTF— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2018
Trump's latest tweet was in response to Apple's press release & Cook's tweet posted with a "heart" emoji for Austin.
The new campus will be near Apple's existing facility in Austin - which employs 6,200 workers - and will initially add 5,000 employees, with room to grow to 15,000.
Employees at the new Apple campus will work in departments including engineering, research, operations, finance, sales and customer support.
The company also plans to expand to over 1,000 employees each at new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and add hundreds of jobs in Pittsburgh, New York, Boulder, Colorado, Boston and Portland.
Of course the news is a double edged sword for Republicans. Apple employees overwhelming made donations to Democrat Beto O'Rourke's campaign to unseat Republican Ted Cruz in the November elections.
Apple will hire 5-15,000 new employees for Austin that could include thousands from California who overwhelmingly support the Democratic Party. With the results of the election in November being so close, thousands of new Democrat voters in Texas for 2020 could be enough to overturn that state for the Democratic party in 2020.
Think of it as Tim Cook's Trojan Horse.