President-elect Donald Trump isn’t even sworn into office and already big things are happening.
First, the stock markets soared to an all-time high after news broke of the billionaire’s suprising victory. Then, Canada and Mexico announced they’d be willing to work with a President Trump on renegotiating NAFTA, Ford Motor Company announced its keeping jobs in America, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he’s hopeful that Russia and America can calm the tensions between them, and now we have a bombshell announcement from Apple.
The Trump effect is real, and it’s already starting to Make America Great Again.
Breitbart News has more on the stunning news from Apple:
With Silicon Valley CEOs terrified that President Donald Trump will retaliate against offshoring production, Apple is already preparing to move iPhone production back to America.
The Nikkei Asian Review reported:
“Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron Corp., the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.,” a source said. “Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns.”
As Breitbart News reported, candidate Donald Trump, while speaking at Liberty University in January, said, “We’re going to get Apple Computer to build their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries.” He added, “We gotta bring back the jobs from China, we gotta bring back the jobs from Japan, and all these countries that are ripping us off. And we’re gonna do that. And we are gonna do that.”
Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou reportedly told Apple, “Making iPhones in the U.S. means the cost will more than double.” But that is insignificant, given that the current labor assembly cost is estimated at just $12.50, and that an iPhone 7 with a 32GB memory sells for $649.
The real issue for Foxconn moving iPhone assembly to America is China, where they employ about 690,000 workers, which about equals the entire population of Detroit.
The other $212.50 in the iPhone 7’s cost is associated with components made by Asians. Taiwan Semiconductor makes chips, Japan’s Japan Display and Sharp supply handset panels, and South Korea’s SK Hynix and Japan’s Toshiba produce the memory.
Isn’t that something? Trump hasn’t even been elected for two weeks yet we’re seeing the type of real change he’s going to bring to our nation.
For too long we’ve hemorrhaged jobs to other nations, which has utterly decimated the middle class while causing the number of people on government assistance to skyrocket. Finally, after years of horrible trade deals and opportunistic politicians selling us out, we have someone in office who’s going to put America first, and we’re already seeing the results.