Trump ban: Apple in talks with White House, mulling ‘legal action’

Washington D.C.,[United States] Feb. 2 : Tech giant Apple is contemplating legal action against United States President Donald Trump's travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, which has affected hundreds of its employees.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, CEO Tim Cook said the company is is considering legal options regarding Trump's executive order, reports CNN.

Cook didn't provide details on what approach Apple might take other than saying that "we want to be constructive and productive." Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

His comments come in the wake of steps taken by Amazon and Expedia to join a legal challenge to the travel ban, which affects refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.

"Apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do," Cook said over the weekend.

He told The Wall Street Journal that he has been contacting "very, very senior people in the White House" to try to persuade them to repeal the order.

Source: ANI