The real estate tycoon is calling on a boycott of the tech behemoth for its outright refusal to create a backdoor to help the FBI unlock the terrorist’s phone.
“First of all, Apple should give the security for the phone, OK,” the Republican front-runner said at a campaign rally in South Carolina. “What I think you ought to do is boycott Apple until such time that they give the security number. Boycott Apple.”
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
The legal battle intensified on Friday when the Department of Justice filed a motion to push the tech giant to comply, calling Apple's refusal a "marketing" ploy.
Yet Trump’s protest comes as a quite ludicrous and rather hypocritical move for the self-purported stockholder and iPhone user.
As a stockholder in Apple, they should get on with a larger screen iPhone as a supplement—immediately.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2013
Trump calls for Apple boycott, keeps tweeting from iPhone pic.twitter.com/4CP2YwDuQv— Jon Passantino (@passantino) February 19, 2016
Trump clarified that he uses both an iPhone and Samsung and that if the tech giant doesn’t comply he will switch to his Samsung. So no worries, everyone, this bold action won’t prevent the clown candidate from tweeting absurd proclamations for us to gawk at every day.
I use both iPhone & Samsung. If Apple doesn't give info to authorities on the terrorists I'll only be using Samsung until they give info.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2016