Hacked emails have shown that the Democratic Presidential Nominee, was considering Apple’s CEO Tim Cook as her running partner for President of the United States.
The leaked emails courtesy of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks confirmed that Cook had been shortlisted along with approximately 30 other candidates, who were considered appropriate for the role of Vice President.
Cook who was also accompanied by US Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, if selected would have made history by being the first openly gay man and woman to run for Vice President.
“We should proceed cautiously,” a Clinton staffer advised in an email, adding that, Cook is “Supportive but new to this so I think we shouldn’t come on too strong.”
Even with Cook ending up hosting a Clinton fundraiser in 2015 his official party affiliation is still not officially known.
The leaked shortlist also included US senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker. Microsoft’s Bill Gates and his partner, Melinda Gates, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, also featured before Clinton’s eventual pick, Tim Kaine.
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