Tim Cook: EU ruling on Apple’s back taxes is ‘total political crap’

C’mon, Tim, tell us what you really think! Apple CEO Tim Cook has branded the European Commission ruling that Apple must repay 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes “total political crap.”

Speaking to the Irish Independent, he claimed Ireland had been "picked on.” he added that Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager "just picked a number “from I don't know where.”

Cook also suggested the $14.5B "retroactive" tax bill was an attempt by the EU to grab taxes owed to the U.S. treasury and harmonize tax rates across the 28-nation bloc.