In another signal that reluctant Paul Ryan may emerge from the Republican convention as the 2016 nominee, the big money special interests are beginning to coalesce around the Wisconsin congressman. Right after announcing that the company was pulling funding from the big party in Cleveland, the news broke that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook will be holding a fundraising event for King Paul.
According to Politico “Apple’s Cook to host Paul Ryan fundraiser amid Trump woes”:
Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a fundraiser with House Speaker Paul Ryan next week as the iPhone maker tries to strengthen its relationships with key Republicans — despite its decision to pull support for the GOP convention because of its distaste for Donald Trump.
Cook will help generate cash for Ryan at a private breakfast on June 28 in Menlo Park, Calif., along with Gary Wipfler, the company’s treasurer, according to an invite obtained by POLITICO on Monday. The money benefits not only the speaker but a joint fundraising committee aimed at helping to elect other House Republicans.
Cook is hosting the fundraiser on his own accord, as Apple does not have a corporate political action committee like Facebook, Google and other tech giants in Silicon Valley. Still, the move reflects Apple’s desire to court Republican and Democratic officeholders alike, even at a time when it has serious reservations about Trump, the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee.
Trump’s incendiary remarks about women, immigrants and minorities led Apple to decide against donating cash and technology to the GOP’s convention in Cleveland next month, according to two sources, who revealed the company’s thinking to POLITICO on Saturday. Apple had provided such aid to Democratic and Republican nominating events in previous years.
A company spokesman declined to comment for this story.
The cumulative effect of months of relentless anti-Trump propaganda, media hit jobs and millions upon millions of dollars of negative advertising is beginning to take it’s toll. Trump’s “America First” message is being completely overwhelmed by money and that the media continues to point out how little that Trump has risen for his campaign compared to the millions showered upon Queen Hillary speaks volumes as to the thorough corruption of the U.S. political system.
With Ryan being feted like a conquering hero and the efforts to get hundreds of delegates to revolt against Trump in Cleveland next month it now looks like the presumptive nominee is certain to be toppled at the convention and a backstabbing swine like Ryan installed. There is a reason why Cook and the other big money honchos adore Ryan and it isn’t because he has the interests of ordinary Americans at heart.