Apple CEO Tim Cook talked to Trump about immigration (AAPL)
The most powerful people in the technology industry, including the CEOs of Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon, attended a series of meetings at the White House on Monday.
One of the meetings was a roundtable with President Trump. It was the second group meeting with the President since the election that several of the CEOs had attended.
A dour-looking Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, was able to chat about immigration with Trump during the meeting, The New York Times' Maggie Haberman reported on Tuesday.
Cook told Trump that tech employees may be worried that they have been targeted by Trump's proposed immigration ban. He's previously said that there was an Apple employee temporarily stuck overseas when the ban was first enacted.
NEWS - Tim Cook told POTUS that the administration needed to show more heart on immigration issues, mentioned DACA, at tech CEO meeting 1/— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 20, 2017
2/ Cook said tech employees are nervous and while they don't think the administration's intent is to make them feel targeted, they need ...— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 20, 2017
3/ a clear signal. POTUS replied that what's needed is "comprehensive" immigration reform. No comment from Apple or White House so far.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 20, 2017
Cook hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, Trump's rival during the presidential election last year.
Since Trump was elected, Cook has sent company-wide emails to Apple employees objecting to Trump's immigration executive order as well as the administration's decision to withdraw from the Paris accords.
"I've heard from many of you who are deeply concerned about the executive order issued yesterday restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. I share your concerns. It is not a policy we support," Cook wrote in the January email.