The Hill reports:
President Trump will dine with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday, praising the tech leader in a tweet for making investments in the U.S. Trump announced late Friday that he would meet with the CEO, a dinner conversation that will take place just days after the president met with a number of business leaders representing various industries affected by his trade conflict with several foreign countries.
Cook and Trump have talked trade issues before, the last time being in April when the Apple CEO visited the White House amid Cook and other tech industry leaders’ push for a more open trading relationship with China, where Apple maintains some manufacturing facilities. The Trump administration’s trade relationship with China has since deteriorated with the White House issuing billions of dollars’ worth of more tariffs.
Had a very good phone call with @EmmanuelMacron, President of France. Discussed various subjects, in particular Security and Trade. Many other calls and conversations today. Looking forward to dinner tonight with Tim Cook of Apple. He is investing big dollars in U.S.A.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018