John McCain Thinks iPad/iPhone Are Built in U.S. -- Which They're Not

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John McCain thinks iPhones are built in America.
Like most things, Apple's iPad and iPhone are not built in the United States, which may need to be explained to Arizona's senior senator, John McCain, who recently declared that the two products were assembled right here in the U.S. of A.

Kudos to the 74-year-old senator for knowing the products even exist. In fact, "The Mav" is a technology novice -- he's a self-admitted computer "illiterate" who's "never felt the particular need to e-mail," and has to "rely on [his] wife for all the assistance [he] can get."

"In 1960, foreign goods made up just 8 percent of Americans' purchases. Today, nearly 60 percent of everything we buy is made overseas," McCain told ABC's This Week host, Christiane Amanpour. "I would also point out that...an iPad or an iPhone, those are built in the United States of America."

Nope.

Actually, the iPad and the iPhone are manufactured by a Taiwanese-based electronic manufacturing company called Foxconn, which gained notoriety last year when many of its overworked employees began committing suicide.

Thankfully, Leo Gerard, the president of the United Steelworkers Union, was there to correct the senator.

"The reality is that when you talk about the high-end stuff -- the iPad and the iPhone are made in China, they're not made in America," Gerard said.

See McCain's blunder below:


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Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

He also thinks he's a war hero, a maverick, an avon salesman, a patriotic politician, a fighter for truth and liberty, Sky King and the Lone Ranger. He's not from Arizona and never was.

Unkown Lover
Unkown Lover

I had sex with his daughter. she is bisexual not gay. this is true.

The Doctor
The Doctor

He has Dementia and or Alzheimers but the public doesn't know this yet. you now know.

Hock
Hock

Maybe he should switch to Blackberry....oh wait.

Jango
Jango

Harley Davidson motorcycles are mostly made in India now. let him know this to.

The Word
The Word

let him know there is lots of meth being made right here in Arizona USA.

Jango
Jango

he is an old rich retarded bald spaced out Irish idiot. he used to be an OK guy Vietnam vet. but he lost the plot a while back. he is more proof that power and lots of money corrupts people and it makes them lazy and ignorant. he gets paid to babble on and on like Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd but nothing ever gets done or changes. he is a has been but doesn't realize it yet.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

Expecting anything McCain says to be based in reality is like expecting a chimp to explain string theory.

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