“Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering,” Ryan Grim, Nick Baumann, and Matt Fuller report for The Huffington Post. “The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump.”

“Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended,” Grim, Baumann, and Fuller report. “So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.), who recently made news by saying he ‘cannot support Donald Trump.'”

“He wasn’t the only topic of the wide-ranging conference, however,” Grim, Baumann, and Fuller report. “At one point, Cotton and Apple’s Cook fiercely debated cell phone encryption, a source familiar with the exchange told HuffPost. ‘Cotton was pretty harsh on Cook,’ the source said, and ‘everyone was a little uncomfortable about how hostile Cotton was.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Cotton obviously doesn’t understand the issue. Stay the course, Tim!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz,” “Dan K.,” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]