Tim Cook has traveled to the capital of the United States this past week for several meetings with high-ranking politicians of the country. Apple’s CEO has been with Senator Orrin Hatch, with Ivanka Trump (the daughter of President Trump) and her husband and even the Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
Senator Hatch, who is by the State of Utah, has been discussing about how reactivating the economy and the technology sector. The President has ensured that the visit was “useful”. Is not the first time that Cook and Hatch gather: last year were found to talk about security and privacy.
Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah.
The visit in the Department of Veterans Affairs also hides many secrets: Americans have high regard to war veterans, and Tim Cook would have sought ways to give advantages at the time of being hired and promoted in Apple.
Clash of environmental ideas
The most interesting encounter must have been the dinner with Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, who now has an important role of Adviser of President Trump in the White House. At that dinner was also Lisa Jackson, responsible for the environmental efforts of Apple and a member of the Council of administration of the Clinton Foundation.
The variety of opinions evident. Lisa Jackson was responsible for the Environment Agency EPA in the Obama administration between 2009 and 2013 before joining Apple, while Trump administration is eliminating any initiative to try to curb global warming from the U.S. Government. The source States that It was a rather informal dinner, although political tensions must have arisen at some point.
After the meeting of the technology leaders with Donald Trump, this chain of events shows that Tim wants to leave some ropes tied betwein Apple and the new political situation in the United States.