Trump Claims Apple Will Build Three US Factories

For months we've heard about potential moves from Apple suppliers to bring factories to the US, but nothing has been confirmed. Even if its suppliers don't begin producing devices in the country, US president Donald Trump claims Apple itself will establish three domestic factories.

Trump told the Wall Street Journal that Apple CEO Tim Cook promised him the company would build "three big plants." Other details weren't provided and Apple has yet to issue a statement in response to the claim.

I spoke to [Mr. Cook], he's promised me three big plants—big, big, big...I said you know, Tim, unless you start building your plants in this country, I won't consider my administration an economic success. He called me, and he said they are going forward. - Trump