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Apple's CEO Met with Ivanka Trump in Washington and Trump's Manufacturing Council Membership Revealed

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It's being reported today that Donald Trump's White House administration has revealed the full membership of its manufacturing council. TechCrunch reports that "The council includes Elon Musk, making this the second Trump administration advisory group that the Tesla CEO belongs to, including his Strategic and Policy Forum, which advises on economic matters.


Musk isn't the only tech executive on the manufacturing council, however. Other members include Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Dell CEO and founder Michael Dell, and Ford CEO Michael Fields. Dennis Muilenburg from Boeing, Wendell Weeks from Corning, Jeff Immelt from General Electric and Marillyn Hewson from Lockheed Martin are also council members."


While Apple isn't officially on the list, Apple has a tradtion of going out of their way to not be recognized by groups that they deal with. Yet it was recorded on December 14 that Apple's CEO Tim Cook and Tesla's Elon Musk met Trump for a smaller meeting after the other technology executives left the Silicon Valley powow at Trump Tower.


Today it was reported by Politico that Apple's CEO along with Lisa Jackson had a powere dinner with Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kusner, who's a Trump adviser, at Tosca in Washington. Cook was one of the first to congratulate President Trump on his victory back in November.


Beyond the initial hysteria of shown by some in Silicon Valley on Trump's victory, Trump has made some solid headway with a number of the top players that matter including Tim Cook, Cisco's John chambers, and Apple partner IBM. IBM's CEO said while attending the pro business Davos World Economic Forum. Ginni Rometty stated that "pro-business promises from the incoming administration of Donald Trump were getting a warm reception from CEOs."


Here's the full list of members on the new manufacturing council:


■Andrew Liveris, The Dow Chemical Company

■Bill Brown, Harris Corporation

■Michael Dell, Dell Technologies

■John Ferriola, Nucor Corporation

■Jeff Fettig, Whirlpool Corporation

■Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company

■Ken Frazier, Merck & Co., Inc.

■Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson

■Greg Hayes, United Technologies Corp.

■Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin Corporation

■Jeff Immelt, General Electric

■Jim Kamsickas, Dana Inc.

■Klaus Kleinfleld, Arconic

■Brian Krzanich, Intel Corporation

■Rich Kyle, The Timken Company

■Thea Lee, AFL-CIO

■Mario Longhi, U.S. Steel

■Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup Company

■Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing

■Elon Musk, Tesla

■Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar

■Scott Paul, Alliance for American Manufacturing

■Kevin Plank, Under Armour

■Michael Polk, Newell Brands

■Mark Sutton, International Paper

■Inge Thulin, 3M

■Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO

■Wendel Weeks, Corning


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