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Apple (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report  is helping U.S. President Donald Trump fulfill his goal to bring jobs to America, according to a new report. 

"I spoke to [Apple CEO Tim Cook], he's promised me three big plants -- big, big, big," Trump told The Wall Street Journal in a 45-minute interview on Tuesday. 

Trump noted that Cook did not specify where or when the plants would be built in the U.S. "I said you know, Tim, unless you start building your plants in this country, I won't consider my administration an economic success. He called me, and he said they are going forward."

U.S.-based companies have been under pressure to create jobs in the U.S. under Trump's leadership. Previously, Cook said in May that Apple was starting a $1 billion advanced manufacturing fund to help boost job creation. This fund is meant to build on the two million jobs that Apple has already created in the U.S., according to Cook. 

During the U.S. presidential campaign last September, Trump claimed that Apple's iPhones would be made in America under his leadership. "Apple and our other major companies will start making their iPhones, their computers and other products in the United States, not in China, and not all over the world," Trump said at a rally in Clive, Iowa. Trump threatened to put a 45% tax on products like the iPhone that were imported from China. 

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Cook said during a 60 Minutes interview in 2015 that Apple continues to manufacture in China due to the skill of the workforce. "China put an enormous focus on manufacturing," Cook said. "The U.S., over time, began to stop having as many vocational kinds of skills. I mean, you can take every tool and die maker in the United States and probably put them in a room that we're currently sitting in. In China, you would have to have multiple football fields."

After speaking with Trump, Apple reportedly asked suppliers Foxconn and Pegatron to figure out how they could possibly move iPhone manufacturing to the U.S., according to Nikkei Asian Review. Pegatron said that wasn't going to happen, but Foxconn is said to be working on a TFT-LCD factory in the U.S., with Wisconsin being floated around as a possible location. 

Shares of Apple were up slightly higher in after-hours trading to $152.90 after rising 0.4% during the day on Tuesday.

Apple declined to comment on Trump's claim to The Journal

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