The renown executive of the biggest company in the world backed Brexit in sensational fashion after speaking to Theresa May during his fleeting visit to Britain, and beamed about the move while speaking at a Battersea primary school.
“What I told the Prime Minister is that we are very optimistic about the UK’s future,” he told the morning news show. “And in terms of these kids who are here, there’s never been a better time to be alive.”
The 56-year-old also waded in on President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban in the US, admitting that Apple wouldn’t have flourished to become the number one global manufacturer without immigration.
“We are better because we’re a diverse company,” he stressed.
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Continued cooperation with the EU to tackle terrorism and international crime.
What I told the Prime Minister is that we are very optimistic about the UK’s future
Apple CEO Tim Cook
In a statement about Cook’s meeting with the PM, Apple said: “Tim had a positive meeting with the Prime Minister today, discussing Apple's continued investment in the United Kingdom.
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"We are proud that Apple's innovation and growth now supports nearly 300,000 jobs across the UK.
Cook also met with London mayor Sadiq Khan, who tweeted that he was “delighted” to welcome the Apple executive to the capital.
Cook encouraged viewers there's 'never been a better time ti be alive'
Cook had a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May during his UK visit
“Delighted to welcome @Tim_Cook to City Hall to discuss access to talent, digital skills & Apple’s investment in London,” Khan wrote.
Elsewhere, Good Morning Britain viewers confused Cook for popular presenter Paul O’Grady, with one audience member posting: “Did the kids who the Apple boss visited think he was there to film 'Forthe love of dogs?!' – uncanny resemblance.”
Another followed: “Anyone else think Tim Cook of Apple looks like Paul O'grady!!” before one more teased: “Is Tim Cook, Paul O'Grady’s long lost twin???”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.