To Force Apple to Comply with Obama’s Demands, Trump Wants his Supporters to do This

Apple and their CEO, Tim Cook, are under attack by the court system and the federal government due to their refusal to comply with a court order to break into the phone of San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook.

Tim Cook has said that what the government is asking them to do is technology that could be applied to any phone and they see it as a very slippery slope in government overreach into privacy and freedom of Americans. So, like tyrants do, the Obama DOJ filed a motion with the courts to compel, i.e. force, Apple to comply. GOP frontrunner, bombastic billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump is siding with the Obama regime on this issue.

During a campaign rally in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Trump had strong words for Apple and encouraged his supporters to make them pay for taking a stand against the government’s overreach by boycotting the tech giant.

“First of all, Apple better give the security for that phone. What I think you ought to do is boycott Apple until such time they give that security number. How do you like that?”

As the attendees applauded, Trump added, “I just thought of it. Boycott Apple!”

The phone in question was a business phone given to Farook by his employer, the San Bernardino Health Department. Trump says that makes the phone government property, therefore Apple should do what the government asks. Cook’s failure to comply, Trump says, shows that Cook “is looking to do a big number … to show how liberal he is.”

Trump continued to reiterate his belief that Apple should be boycotted rather than taking a stand against this government overreach.

“We gotta get to the bottom of it, but we’re not going to get to the bottom of it unless we use common sense. So I like the idea of boycotting Apple until such time as they give that information — I think that’s a great idea.”

In an open letter to its customers on February 16, when the original order from the U.S. magistrate court in California was rendered, Tim Cook revealed that Apple would not comply.

Opposing this order is not something we take lightly. We feel we must speak up in the face of what we see as an overreach by the U.S. government.

We are challenging the FBI’s demands with the deepest respect for American democracy and a love of our country. We believe it would be in the best interest of everyone to step back and consider the implications.

While we believe the FBI’s intentions are good, it would be wrong for the government to force us to build a backdoor into our products. And ultimately, we fear that this demand would undermine the very freedoms and liberty our government is meant to protect.

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Trump also took to Twitter to encourage people to boycott Apple until they cave to Obama’s demands.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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