Donald Trump Turns Ire on Apple, Calls for Boycott

“Boycott Apple until such time as they give that information,” he said on Friday in South Carolina. “It just occurred to me.”

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - JANUARY 31:  People photograph Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with their smart phones as he speaks to guests during a campaign rally at the Gerald W. Kirn Middle School on January 31, 2016 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Trump and other presidential hopefuls are in Iowa trying to gain support and crucial votes for tomorrow's caucuses.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - JANUARY 31: People photograph Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with their smart phones as he speaks to guests during a campaign rally at the Gerald W. Kirn Middle School on January 31, 2016 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Trump and other presidential hopefuls are in Iowa trying to gain support and crucial votes for tomorrow's caucuses. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

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.

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.

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