If “Lying Ted” or “Little Marco” were still in the Presidential race, or “Crooked Hillary” would stoop to the same low blow name-calling tactics as her presumptive opponent from the other side of the aisle, Trump’s recent disclosure of financial investments would provide so much ammo for such an easy derogatory label.
Something short and punchy, like maybe “Two-Face Donald” or just “Hypocritical Donald.” Granted, the controversial businessman was heard giving contradictory statements on many delicate issues these past few months, ranging from immigration to foreign policy, somehow always managing to find a way out and constantly surging in the polls.
With that in mind, it’s highly unlikely Donald Trump’s reputation as a man who tells it like it is will be blemished by his extremely volatile love/hate relationship with Apple products and… stocks. Actually, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, as it doesn’t look like “The Donald” ever put his money where his mouth was in regards to a little boycott called upon a company which allegedly encouraged terrorism by opposing the FBI on iPhone encryption.
Literally, Trump kept his money very separate from his mouth, currently owning Apple shares valued at between $1.1 and $2.25 million. Peanuts for a man who says he’s worth no less than $10 billion, but his other tech holdings, in Alphabet or Amazon, are in the modest hundreds of thousands range.
Aside from urging his supporters to stop using iPhones and iPads “until such time as Apple gives cellphone info to authorities regarding radical Islamic terrorist couple from Cal”, which technically never happened, the Republican big kahuna also famously boasted he’ll get Apple to “start building their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries” once elected president. The question is, if Tim Cook were to refuse, would Donald Trump liquidate his lucrative stock?