Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook called him after election despite tension

In a meeting with the New York Times President-elect Donald Trump said Apple CEO Tim Cook called to congratulate him on his victory, according to USA Today.

Mr. Trump and Mr. Cook have a rocky history. Earlier this summer, Mr. Cook hosted a fundraiser for democratic candidate Hillary Clinton; following Mr. Trump's election, Mr. Cook issued a memo to Apple employees about diversity, which many interpreted as a stance against Mr. Trump's controversial policy ideas.

Likewise, Mr. Trump called for a boycott of Apple earlier this year, after the company refused to hack the iPhone of a San Bernardino, Calif., shooter; Mr. Trump has also criticized Apple, among other companies, for manufacturing hardware outside of the United States. "We're going to get Apple to build their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries," USA Today reports Mr. Trump told a crowd at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., this past January.

Apple did not return a request for comment, according to USA Today.

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