You were right Trump is taking away jobs!!
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Posted 11/17/16 , edited 11/17/16

Key Apple assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, has been studying the possibility of moving iPhone production to the U.S., sources told the Nikkei Asian Review.

“Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.,” a source said. “Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns.”

Trump is about to take jobs away from Chinese factories with thousands of child slaves and move them to the USA!!! Replacing them with ROBOTS and fewer HIGH paying manufacturing jobs!!!

What he is doing is disgusting and is part of his ongoing war against the children of the world! He obviously has no respect for hard working children who spend 16 hours a day 6 days a week making iPhones! I'd just like to say that I am using a MacBook Pro and I am outraged what our next president is doing! He must be stopped #protecthardworkingchildren #nextcnnanchorrighthere

The person added that one view among the Apple supply chain in Taiwan is that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump may push the Cupertino, California-based tech titan to make a certain number of iPhone components at home.

According to research company IHS Markit, it costs about $225 for Apple to make an iPhone 7 with a 32GB memory, while the unsubsidized price for such a handset is $649.

Apple’s move appears to fall in line with Trump’s pledge to push American companies to make their products at home. There is a widespread perception among American voters that the U.S. is losing manufacturing jobs to other countries in this age of globalization and free trade.

Trump singled out Apple several times earlier this year to hammer home his point, and vowed to slap a 45% tariff on goods made in China.

“We’re going to get Apple to build their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries,” he said at Liberty University in Virginia in January.

In March, Trump further pointed the blame at China, where Apple’s assemblers churn out iPhones, iPads and MacBooks.

“How does it help us when they make it in China?” Trump said during his Super Tuesday victory speech.

The anxiety among Trump’s mostly white working-class supporters in the Rust Belt of America is understandable. While Apple claims that it created and supports 2 million jobs domestically, U.S. think-tank Economic Policy Institute estimated that America had lost 5 million manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2014.

On the other hand, Foxconn employs some 690,000 workers in China as at the end of April, equaling the entire population of Detroit.

Posted 11/17/16 , edited 11/17/16
So China warning/threat is useless?
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Posted 11/17/16
pulled from The US Presidential Election: The Productivity Backlash via Catherine Austin Fitts's The Solari Report

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