Donald J. Trump

Boycott Apple

Apple ought to give the security for that phone, OK? What I think you ought to do is boycott Apple until such time as they give that security number. How do you like that? I just thought of it. Boycott Apple! First of all, the phone’s not even owned by this young thug that killed all these people, the phone’s owned by the government, OK? Not even his phone — we don’t even have to go that far. Boycott Apple, we want the secrets. They don’t want to open up the phones. Give me a break! Why wouldn’t they want to do it? Why wouldn’t they want to do it? They don’t want to open up the phone. The phone is owned by government. What are they doing? Open up the phones. We have to be smart. We have to look and see what’s going on. Let Apple open up the phones so we find out where these threats are coming from. And I said, “Boycott Apple until they do it.” Boycott them. Who cares?

– President Donald J. Trump, February 19, 2016, when asked his opinion on whether Apple should hand over data to the FBI to unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone