A new report claims Apple has decided not to support for the 2016 U.S. Republican national convention. The company's decision is reportedly due to the controversial opinions espoused of the party's presumptive presidential nominee: one Donald J. Trump.
The convention is scheduled to be held in Cleveland, Ohio in mid-July. Politico reports:
Apple has told Republican leaders it will not provide funding or other support for the party's 2016 presidential convention, as it's done in the past, citing Donald Trump's controversial comments about women, immigrants and minorities. Unlike Facebook, Google and Microsoft, which have all said they will provide some support to the GOP event in Cleveland next month, Apple decided against donating technology or cash to the effort, according to two sources familiar with the iPhone maker's plans.
Neither Apple nor the Republican Party have confirmed or denied the story. It's worth noting that Apple chose not to support the Republican or Democratic national conventions in 2012.
Earlier this year, Trump famously called for a boycott of Apple because the company would not help the FBI unlock the phone of the San Bernardino shooter suspect. Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly took part in a meeting with tech CEOs, politicians and others in March in which an effort to keep Trump from becoming the Republican nominee was discussed — obviously, such efforts did not succeed.