Speaking at the University of Glasgow after collecting an honorary doctorate, Tim Cook, the Apple Chief Executive has stood firm in opposing Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Earlier before his speech at the University, Mr. Tim had paid a visit to an Apple store in Glasgow where he was given a tartan scarf and a drawing by the staff.
Mr. Tim’s comments concerning the presidential decree that targets about seven countries dominated by the Muslims came in a Q and A session at the University, reports Washington Post.
“I wrote this letter, you probably read about it unless you are living underground, about the most recent executive order that was issued in the United States”, said Mr. Tim as he responds to questions from both the staff and the student.
Mr. Tim also added that they do have employees that secured a work visa, such employees have brought family to the United States, but they happened to be outside the country when the government issued the executive order hence, their families were affected.
Such people could not get back into the country and they were much stressed.
“If we stand and say nothing, it is as if we are making an agreement to become part of it. I find it very important to speak out”, added Mr. Tim.
Mr. Tim is taking a very strong stance on user privacy in addition to other related issues which have at time made him to find himself in conflict with the US government.
Since he took the helm of the firm, Mr. Tim has been in forefront in introducing new products, namely: iPod pro, Apple watch, iPhone 7 among others.
In addition, Mr. Tim is also known to be leading a company- wide effort in ensuring the use of 100% renewable energy at all facilities owned by apple.
In 2015, at the age of 56 years, Mr. Tim became the honorary patron of Trinity College Dublin’s Philosophical Society.
The embroidered drawing which was presented to Mr. Tim by the staff of the apple store showed Tim’s image has he waves, with the word: “Welcome Tim.” The Drawing also features Loch Ness monster and saltire flag.
“That is great, I can remember, in 1984, looking for the Loch Ness monster,” proclaimed Mr. Tim, “everything is right but the color of the hair”.