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People are trying to make Tim Cook’s guided factory tour for Donald Trump (see #1) into another episode of Apple capitulating to authoritarians, but I really don’t think that’s a justifiable take. Apple conceded nothing in this visit besides one day of optics — it didn’t even actually change anything about where the Mac Pro is manufactured. Trump snuck in one lie about being personally responsible for moving an Apple factory back to the U.S., but that has no material political impact. Cook just flattered Trump into making things better for Apple and its customers. What else would you have him do?