Tim Cook will meet with President Trump later today

However, President Trump's tweets often offer clues, and here's what he said Wednesday morning: "Looking forward to my meeting with Tim Cook of Apple".

No details of the meeting have been released.

President Donald Trump will meet with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the White House on Wednesday, as the tech company stands to be affected by deteriorating relations between the US and China.

Apple and other hardware makers have deep ties with China, where they build most of their products for export around the world. But the second could have a more direct impact on U.S. shoppers by targeting cellphones, computers and other consumer goods and prompting price increases at Apple stores and other USA retailers. Sales of iPhones in China - a massive, emerging market where there are plenty of cheaper alternatives - are an ongoing concern for Apple analysts and investors.

Apple did not immediately return FOX Business' request for comment. Trump recently announced $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, prompting Beijing to retaliate.

The president frequently uses Cook and Apple as an example of how he says his tax cut package is creating jobs.

At the dinner, Cook was reportedly on the head table with both Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson arrive at the White House for a state dinner April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Cook also came out against what some viewed as a muted reaction to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, and against some of the administration's immigration policies - specifically its position on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).


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