- Tram Ho
To formulate a plan to reopen the US economy after a blockade because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mr. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO is becoming one of the advisers for President Donald Trump.
Mr. Cook is on a committee called the Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups, which will be consulted over the phone by the president. In total, this group will consist of 50 executives, experts and industry leaders.
“I’m confident that these respectable people … will give us great ideas.” Mr. Trump said.
Besides Cook, others on the list include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison and Safra Catz from Oracle, Robert Kraft of New England Patriots, hedge fund manager Ken Griffin, entrepreneur Mark Cuban, chairman. WWE Vince McMahon.
The advice this group gives will not be binding in any way. However, it will offer many different views on this important moment of history. To date, 16 million jobs were lost in the US when the Covid-19 pandemic broke out. According to the International Monetary Fund, the global economy will shrink by about 3% this year. This is the strongest recession since the Great Depression nearly a century ago.
Tim Cook and President Trump have long had a close relationship since Trump entered the White House so far. Mr. Cook was a loyal supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign. At one time, he was also seen as a potential candidate to be her co-candidate.
Even since Mr. Trump became president, he and Mr. Cook have had a lot of conflicts around social issues like Mr. Trump’s travel ban. They also disagree about Mr. Trump’s strategy to deal with China. There was even a time when Mr. Trump posted a tweet criticizing the iPhone’s UI.
However, when it comes to business-related issues, they have a lot in common. In 2018, Trump mentioned Apple in his Federal message, considering it a typical company that has benefited from Republican tax cuts. Earlier this year, Mr. Cook and Mr. Trump had breakfast together at the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland.
It is therefore not surprising that Mr. Cook was put on the advisory board for such an important issue at this time.
See Cult of Mac
Source : Genk