Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is calling for Americans to boycott Apple products until the tech giant complies with a court order and helps the FBI hack into San Bernardino killer Syed Farook’s iPhone.
“Boycott Apple until such time as they give that information,” he said on Friday in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. “It just occurred to me.”
Apple isn’t Trump’s first boycott target. There’s a laundry list of them, compiled by the Washington Post, including Starbucks, Macy’s, Univision, Mexico, Oreos, Fox News, and Glenfiddich scotch — for varied offenses such as supporting the wrong tennis player and changing a cup design.
Scots should boycott Glenfiddich garbage for not choosing great Olympic & U.S. Open champ Andy Murray over total loser Michael Forbes.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2012
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 11, 2015
Trump and/or his campaign staff use an iPhone to tweet. According to a piece by Mother Jones engagement editor Ben Dreyfuss, 99 tweets sent from Trump’s account came from Twitter for iPhone, as of September 2015.
Trump has said he used to have “a lot of @Apple stock.” He’s since sold it — but not out of moral principles. It was out of spite because he felt the iPhone screen was too small.
He tweeted on Friday that he does have an iPhone — but that he’ll give it up if Apple doesn’t help the FBI.
I use both iPhone & Samsung. If Apple doesn't give info to authorities on the terrorists I'll only be using Samsung until they give info.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2016