Tim Cook is planning a fundraising event for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to an invitation obtained by BuzzFeed News. The fundraiser is scheduled for August 24th and will be undertaken by Cook as a private citizen, rather than as a representative of Apple.
Cook also hosted a fundraiser for Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan earlier this summer, indicating support for both parties. Thus far, he has not made any such gesture to Republican nominee Donald Trump, who called for a boycott of Apple products earlier this year.
Campaign finance records show Apple employees have donated money to both Democratic and Republican campaign committees in the 2016 cycle, although Democratic donations have largely outstripped Republican ones. Employees have collectively donated over $150,000 to both the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigns. The most donations to a Republican presidential candidate went to Ted Cruz, who received just over $9,000.