“I agree 100% with the courts. In that case, we should open it up,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, according to CNN.
Apple is resisting a federal court order demanding that the company help investigators unlock the encrypted phone belonging to the perpetrators of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., that left 14 dead in December. In a letter posted Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that bypassing the security on the phone would make every iPhone more vulnerable to hackers.
Trump said the issue was a matter of common sense.
“Apple, this is one case, this is a case that certainly we should be able to get into the phone,” he said, according to CNN. “And we should find out what happened, why it happened, and maybe there’s other people involved and we have to do that.”