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Tim Cook Is Hosting a Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton

Tim Cook

After raising money for Paul Ryan, the gay Apple CEO is now supporting the Democratic presidential candidate.

Tim Cook is hosting a fundraising event for Hillary Clinton.

The gay Apple CEO will raise money for the Hillary Victory Fund next month, alongside Lisa Jackson, the company's vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives.

The fund supports Clinton's presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Democratic Party in 38 states.

An invitation obtained by BuzzFeed lists donation options of $2,700, $10,000, and $50,000. An address for the event, which will be held August 24, is not listed, but will be provided to attending guests.

Apple does not donate money to political candidates. However, Cook, as a private citizen, previously raised funds for Paul Ryan, the Republican House Speaker, at a June breakfast at his residence in Menlo Park, Calif.

The move of supporting a politician with an anti-LGBT record led some to call the out businessman a hypocrite. His Clinton fundraiser is seen as a show of bipartisan support, a tactic employed by many business leaders, including Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

"As a businessman that deals all over the world, you give. ... You help people from Republicans to Democrats," Donald Trump said back in March on The O'Reilly Factor, explaining his contributions to Clinton's campaign for president in 2008 as well as her U.S. Senate bids.

Trump called for a boycott of Apple products earlier this year, after the company refused to help the FBI crack the iPhone of a San Bernardino shooter. Apple has previously provided resources to Republican National Conventions, but it did not do so this year in Cleveland, reported Forbes.

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