Apple's Cook Praises Jared Kushner at Trump's Tech Summit


But none of the executives criticized the president in public sessions, and Trump at least projected a jovial mood, touting the gains in technology stocks since he took office and expressing confidence his administration would overcome such long-running challenges as modernizing the air traffic system.

He also offered a bit of solace for tech executives on concerns his immigration policies would deny the industry talent, saying he was working “very diligently” with congress on immigration so “you can get the people you want.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who has castigated Trump for his travel ban and the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate treaty, responded with praise for Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who is leading the administration’s technology sector outreach.

But none of the executives criticized the president in public sessions, and Trump at least projected a jovial mood, touting the gains in technology stocks since he took office and expressing confidence his administration would overcome such long-running challenges as modernizing the air traffic system.

He also offered a bit of solace for tech executives on concerns his immigration policies would deny the industry talent, saying he was working “very diligently” with congress on immigration so “you can get the people you want.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who has castigated Trump for his travel ban and the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate treaty, responded with praise for Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who is leading the administration’s technology sector outreach.

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