Apple to Pull Support for GOP Convention in Anti-Trump Move

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The technology giant (under fire from Donald Trump earlier this year) will not contribute to the Republicans' event this year, citing the presumptive candidate's controversial positions.

Apple won’t be pitching in during this year’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland because of positions held by Donald Trump, reports Politico.

The story says the company is backing out as a result of the presumptive GOP nominee’s comments about women, minorities and immigrants. Additionally, Trump has slammed Apple CEO Tim Cook over the company’s refusal to help the government unlock an iPhone that belonged to the San Bernardino terrorist.

Apple made the move quietly, opting against donating cash or technology to the event. The tech company, which declined to comment for the story, has not announced its plans about the Democratic National Convention.

Politico reports that Apple has previously donated to both conventions. In 2008, it donated about $140,000 worth of computers and other technology. In 2012, it lent products to both conventions.

Apple is not the only company opting out of the GOP convention, scheduled for July 18-21. HP has also announced it won’t help this year. Other tech titans are less shy. Google, Microsoft and Facebook all plan to have a presence at the convention or at least to donate computers and/or software.

Other companies that supported the 2012 GOP convention in Tampa, Florida, but now intend to scale back or withdraw support to this year’s event include Wells Fargo & Co., Ford Motor Co., UPS, Motorola, Coca-Cola, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Hewlett-Packard Inc. and Walgreens, TPM (TalkingPointsMemo) reports.

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