During a recent speech at Liberty University, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that he would get Apple to move its manufacturing process from China to the U.S. if he were to become president. Trump's reference to Apple came near the end of his speech, where the candidate said:
We're going to get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of other countries.
Of course, the presidential candidate didn't provide any specifics concerning how he would accomplish such a gargantuan task, and it's highly unlikely a president would be able pull all of the necessary strings on his or her own in the first place.
Shortly before commenting on Apple, Trump explained that he would impose a tax of 35% on products made overseas. It's possible that Trump's plan is to leverage such a tax to prod Apple into moving its manufacturing operations out of China. But, as mentioned by Gizmodo, that view ultimately ignores supply chain concerns and runs counter to Trump's own stance as an advocate of free trade.