“When Donald J. Trump ascends to the presidency — as Donald J. Trump promises he will — the focus will be on making America great again,” Chris Matyszczyk reports for CNET. “‘We want to win, win, win,’ the leading Republican candidate explained in a speech on Monday at Liberty University in Virginia.”

“This will include long, sturdy walls, lots of expulsions and an enormous tariff on goods coming in from, say, China,” Matyszczyk reports. “But what might this mean for gadget companies? So many have their products made in that country. Apple, for example. Trump made a solemn promise: ‘We’re going to get Apple to build their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries.'”

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

“Currently, Apple only manufactures its Mac Pro in the US (specifically in Austin, Texas). It’s not entirely clear how Trump would strong-arm Tim Cook,” Matyszczyk reports. “Trump did say that he’d strong-arm Ford CEO Mark Fields by telling him he’d charge a 35 percent tax if he continued to manufacture in countries such as Mexico. Presumably, Apple would also be subject to such a draconian sanction.”

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MacDailyNews Note: Hey, it worked for Brazil. (Read that as wryly as you desire.)

We have such amazing people in this country. Sharp, smart, energetic; they’re amazing. I was saying “Make America great again,” I actually think we can say now – and I really believe this – we’re going to get things coming [imports], we’re going to get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries. And, I honestly think I can say – and I’ve said it for the last two weeks and I mean it 100% or I wouldn’t say it: We’re going to make America great again, greater than ever before. And we can do that and we’re going to win and win a lot. — Donald Trump, January 18, 2015

Trump’s remarks begin at 1:03:21:

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