FederalTradePresident Trump Visits Apple Facility in Austin as Impeachment Hearings Continue in DC

As public testimony continues in the House's impeachment proceedings, President Trump is back in Texas to tour Apple's Austin-based manufacturing facility.
November 20, 2019
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The president of the United States will be visiting Austin today to tour Apple’s manufacturing facility.

In September, Apple announced it would be assembling the new Mac Pro at its central Texas facility after being granted a tariff reprieve by the Trump administration. This decision came after back and forth between the president and the tech company over China, tariffs, and the trade war.

The president is set to arrive this afternoon and then leave around rush hour. He will be landing at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, where he will meet Apple CEO Tim Cook, and then proceed to the northwest Austin facility near U.S. Highway 183 and McNeil Drive.

While he returns to the Lone Star state, impeachment hearings continue on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

Today’s testimony is specifically notable since it features United States Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland.

The president appointed Sondland in 2018 to the position.

Sondland is the witness who stated there was a quid pro quo during the July call with Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky — something he doubled down on today in his testimony. The president has repeatedly denied the accusation.

You can read the White House’s transcript of the call here.

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