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Tim Cook is reportedly holding a fundraiser for U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on June 28

A new report claims that Apple CEO Tim Cook is holding a fundraiser for Paul Ryan, the Republican Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives.

Politico reports:

Cook will help generate cash for Ryan at a private breakfast on June 28 in Menlo Park, Calif., along with Gary Wipfler, the company's treasurer, according to an invite obtained by POLITICO on Monday. The money benefits not only the speaker but a joint fundraising committee aimed at helping to elect other House Republicans.

The report says that this is a personal fundraiser for Cook, but it adds that this might indicate Apple is willing to help both Republicans and Democrats in the 2016 election. This report comes a couple of days after Politico stated that Apple had decided not to offer money or tech support for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Apple reportedly does not like the views and policies of the Republican's presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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  • And let the entertainment start......
  • Yah, this ought to confuse the reactionary trolls around here... Sent from the iMore App
  • Nope...Ryan is an @ss Sent from the iMore App
  • ***** or not, I'm sick of the current regime, and want to take the Republicans out for a spin for four years. Can't get any worse than it already is.
  • That's funny. People said the same about dems 7 years ago. People forget a lot!
  • Why would this "confuse" anyone? Ryan is the establishment, he's not gonna change anything for the positive, he's going to work at continuing the process of letting in tons of cheap labor and Apple appreciates him for that. All of you leftists should really raise an eyebrow at this, it should tell you all you need to know about tech giants AND establishment politicians and how they view the American workforce. Wake me when Cook hosts hosts a fundraiser for Rand Paul, that will be newsworthy.
  • Exactly! And the kind of extremist comments that permeate forums like this are reflected in the political gridlock that has paralyzed the government for over ten years now. If one disagrees with the ideology of the left you are labeled a racist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, a misogynist. If one disagrees with the ideology of the right you are labeled a communist, an America hater, a danger to society and the culture, a useful idîot. Neither side wants to listen to the other. The only objective is to marginalize and denigrate those who see an issue differently. Compromise is a dirty word. Crushing your opponent is the only viable option. Winner take all and to he11 with the 49% who voted the other way. Perfect recipe for more gridlock and possible civil war.
  • Thank you for the sanity. There are more of you than people think. Thats a refreshing thing.
  • Be glad for gridlock otherwise you'd see things going to the extreme for either side.
  • Gridlock is good. We've basically had it for quite some time and the nation is STILL 19 trillion in debt. If you get both of these worthless parties to just agree to do what they want, they'll completely destroy the nations financial future, if they haven't done so already. Also, when they do work together, we get horrible legislation like the TARP bailouts, The Patriot Act, and "stimulus" plans that are only intended to prop up unions who then take a portion of the money received and funnel it right back into the Democrats campaign coffers.
  • It's all due to the following letters: H-1B
  • Bingo!
  • FWIW, Ryan is in a bit of trouble running in his local primary. (Many conservatives view him as a RINO.) His main competitor is viewed as much more conservative.
  • I think the term RINO is being used way to liberally the past few years. Anytime somebody in the GOP says something sensible he gets attacked for being a RINO.
  • I live in the district. There is no primary. Mr. Ryan is a lock to win another term- Wisconsin is heavily gerrymandered, thanks to… Mr. Ryan and his cronies.
  • The ones playing the game don't waste their time commenting about it. That's left to those on the outside. How much have you "donated" to any political party or candidate? That's the first step. Here's a hint, I don't do it out of the goodness of my heart. Perhaps that's why you can't deduct such
  • I will boycott Apple if Mr Cook supports Mr. Ryan's efforts. Mr Ryan represents my community and his ideology in place of action has created nothing but chaos here. We are now in 36th place for US job creation. Mr Ryan's only interest is himself and his hold on power. I will vote with my wallet.