Republican US presidential candidate and sack of rotting tangerines Donald Trump has called for a boycott of Apple products until the tech company obeys the government’s demands about unlocking a suspect’s phone.
“Boycott Apple,” the pumpkin-themed businessman said at a rally in South Carolina.
Trump’s boycott suggestion comes in the middle of a fight between Apple and the Department of Justice. Today, the DOJ filed a motion for a court order to compel Apple to help it unlock one of the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone by creating a software to help the FBI brute-force the passcode.
BREAKING: GOP presidential candidate Trump calls for boycott of Apple over San Bernardino iPhone fight until Apple gives the info requested.
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This is not the first dumb suggestion Trump has had about Apple during his campaign—hey, remember when he suggested that he’d force Apple to manufacture inside the US even though a president can’t do that?—but it is, perhaps, an even sillier proposal.