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Apple Is Reportedly Refusing to Provide Funding, Aid to GOP Convention Because of Trump

AppleThere have been recent reports that a bunch of major corporations are either declining to sponsor the Republican National Convention next month or are heavily scaling back their support. This includes Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Ford, Walgreens, JPMorgan Chase, etc.

Now, none of them have come out and said that these decisions had anything to do with the massively controversial (which seems like an understatement) nominee of their party, Donald Trump.

However, there’s a new report from Politico saying that Apple is making it clear to Republicans that they’re backing out of providing funding and tech aid specifically because of their nominee:

Apple has told Republican leaders it will not provide funding or other support for the party’s 2016 presidential convention, as it’s done in the past, citing Donald Trump’s controversial comments about women, immigrants and minorities.

Unlike Facebook, Google and Microsoft, which have all said they will provide some support to the GOP event in Cleveland next month, Apple decided against donating technology or cash to the effort, according to two sources familiar with the iPhone maker’s plans.

(And aside from Trump’s controversial statements, there was also that whole “Trump demanding a boycott of Apple” thing months ago.)

OpenSecrets shows that Apple has given money to both parties, and in 2014 they gave $23,120 to the DNC Services Corp.

[image via Apple]

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