Tech giant Apple will not provide funding to this year’s GOP convention as a result of Donald Trump’s comments on Mexicans, Muslims, and women, GOP leaders have been warned.
The move is in contrast to other technology firms such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft who have all pledged to donate to the convention, a decision which led to protests outside Google’s HQ to oppose Trump’s “hateful rhetoric.”
Apple joins Hewlett Packard, whose former CEO, Carly Fiorina, ran against Trump for the GOP nomination, in cutting support to the convention.
Trump previously angered Apple after speaking out against the company following the San Bernardino shootings, where he called on people to boycott Apple products until they handed over the killer’s private cellphone information to authorities.
Boycott all Apple products until such time as Apple gives cellphone info to authorities regarding radical Islamic terrorist couple from Cal
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2016
Left-wing news outlet BuzzFeed also ended its advertisement deal with the Republican National Committee over Trump’s nomination, with CEO Jonah Peretti stating that his proposed ban on Muslims entering the US “would make it impossible for our employees to do their jobs.”
Apple has refused to comment on the decision.