Cook has been able to elicit praise from Trump while also being critical of policy, something that not many other business leaders have been able to pull off. The report looks into the "unlikely" relationship between the two. The report does highlight that there were concerns within Apple that Trump would have an issue with the amount of business Apple does in China. Its products are largely made there, just like many technology companies. Mr. Cook spoke about Apple's manufacturing practices, drawing a contrast between smartphone production and automobile manufacturing, according to these people. Most of the value in the iPhone came from the design and engineering, he said, and the Chinese workers who did the assembly received low wages, so how could those jobs be good for U.S. workers? The full report from the WSJ is well worth a read and includes plenty of information on Apple, its methods, and more. Be sure to check it out, especially if you ever wondered how huge companies deal with governments. There's little doubt that Cook's manouverings will help Apple during this presidency. After all, that's what a CEO is there for.