According to an article published by Politico, Apple has made it clear to Republican leaders that the tech giant has no plan to aid financially or technologically this year at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Allegedly, the decision is due to the presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s comments about various issues such as women, immigration, and minorities.
When asked about Apple’s absence, a spokeswoman for the GOP’s convention effort replied:
“We are working with a variety of major tech partners who are focused on being part of the American political process.”
Apple declined to comment for the story. However, the company has donated $140,000 in technology for both Republican and Democratic conventions in equal measure in the past.
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