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Trump says he is having dinner Friday with Apple CEO Cook



US-. President Donald Trump said he should have dinner on Friday with Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook.

  Apple CEO Cook and US President Trump join US Labor Policy Advisory Board

FILE PHOTO: Apple CEO Tim Cook laughs with US President Donald Trump as news media leaves room after the two men talk while attending a American Workforce Advisory Board Meeting in the White House State Dining Room in Washington, USA, March 6, 2019. REUTERS / Leah Millis

BEDMINSTER, NJ: US President Donald Trump said he had dinner on Friday with CEO Officer Tim Cook of Apple Inc, a company the president has criticized for not producing more of their products in the United States.

"Have dinner tonight with Apple's Tim Cook. They will spend huge sums in the United States Great!" Trump, who is on vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, said in a Twitter message.

The White House did not immediately respond to a dinner agenda question and what Trump was referring to when he said Apple would spend huge sums in the United States.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump has said he wants Apple and other manufacturers to move their production from China and other countries to the United States.

Another round of US tariffs on Chinese imports was expected to take effect on September 1, but the Trump administration this week delayed the tariffs on some products until December 15.

"We are doing this this Christmas, just in case some of the tariffs will have an impact on US customers," Trump said Tuesday after the announcement.

Fees on Apple's MacBook's and iPhones were delayed until December, while tariffs on AirPods, Apple Watch and HomePod take effect as scheduled next month.

The United States and China are locked in a trade war over the United States' demand that China change its intellectual property policy, technology transfers, industrial subsidies and other trade barriers.

Trump said on Thursday that US and Chinese dealers were holding "productive" trade talks and expected them to meet in September.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Mohammad Zargham and Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler)


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