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Apple won’t support or fund the GOP convention because of Trump’s discriminatory statements

The company has chosen not to fund or otherwise support the GOP convention, sources told Politico.

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Apple will be one of the few major tech companies to take a stand against Donald Trump’s inflammatory comments on women, Mexicans, Muslims and other minorities. The company privately told GOP leaders that it would not provide funding or other support for the GOP convention, Recode has confirmed.

It’s a move that stands in stark contrast to that of Google, Facebook, and Microsoft all of which have publicly stated they would aid the convention through donations of either cash or technology. Google’s unwillingness to "dump trump" was met with protests at the company’s Mountainview headquarters.

The company isn’t entirely alone in its stance: Apple joins HP Inc. in refusing to fund or otherwise aid the GOP convention, according to Politico which first reported the private talks between Apple and the GOP.

It’s not the first time Apple would be going toe-to-toe with the presumptive Republican nominee. In January, Trump called on Apple to start manufacturing its products in the U.S. (Here’s why that statement was completely misinformed.)

I was saying make America great again, and I actually think we can say now, and I really believe this, we’re gonna get things coming … we’re gonna get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries.

A month later, Trump called for a boycott of Apple products because the company did not unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone at the request of the FBI.

Apple declined to comment for this story.


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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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