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President Trump lashes out at Apple for refusing to help the FBI unlock a shooter’s iPhones: ‘They will have to step up to the plate and help our great Country, NOW!’ (AAPL)

  • President Trump lashed out at Apple in a tweet Tuesday for refusing to help the FBI unlock two iPhones used by a gunman in a deadly shooting last month.
  • The FBI and Apple are still at odds over the issue, which the company has framed as a matter of preserving users’ privacy.
  • Trump also said that his administration was “helping Apple all of the time,” an apparent reference to the iPhone maker’s negotiations with the White House over exemptions from planned tariffs on goods imported from China.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook has forged close ties with Trump in an effort to keep him from imposing such tariffs, which would hurt Apple because its products are mostly manufactured in China. 
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President Trump lashed out at Apple in a tweet Tuesday for its refusal to help the FBI unlock two iPhones used by a gunman in a deadly shooting at a Naval base in Pensacola, Florida, last month.

“We are helping Apple all of the time on TRADE and so many other issues,

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