“Apple spent roughly $50 billion last year at U.S.-based suppliers including 3M and Corning, Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Tuesday, stressing the iPhone-maker’s commitment to U.S. manufacturing,” Stephen Nellis reports for Reuters.

“Speaking at an annual shareholder meeting, Cook gave the previously undisclosed data at a time when Apple has come under pressure from President Donald Trump for building its iPhones in China,” Nellis reports. “Apple also wants to work with Trump on issues like bringing back its offshore profits at lower tax rates.”

Nellis reports, “‘We’re always looking for more ways to help our country. We know that Apple can only exist in the U.S.,’ Cook told shareholders.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Chris Renaldi” for the heads up.]