Axios interviewed President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday,” Justin Green reports for Axios.

Some snippets:

• On automation: Trump’s on record for preferring goods be made in the U.S., but conceded it’s not for everything. Notable: He singled out pharmaceutical companies on the automation and outsourcing [issues].

• He’s been in touch with most living presidents: Trump named calls from presidents Clinton and Bushes 1 and 2. He didn’t mention Carter.

His take on Apple and making the iPhone in the U.S., a campaign trail staple: Trump claimed Tim Cook has his “eyes open to it” and that [of] Cook, “[I] really believe he loves this country and I think he’d like to do something major here.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: How major? As in, Big League™ or more like “Mac Pro manufacturing?”

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