Published October 22, 2010
President Barack Obama discussed job creation and American competitiveness during a meeting with Apple CEO Steve Jobs in California on Thursday.
"They discussed American competitiveness and education, especially reforms such as the president's Race to the Top initiative," Gibbs said in a statement. "They then talked about energy independence and ways to increase job creation."
It is believed the two men last met in 2008.
Jobs is a major donor to Democratic causes, having contributed $50,000 to the Democratic National Committee in 2000 and $26,700 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2006, Bloomberg reported, citing Federal Election Commission records.
Obama was in Washington state earlier Thursday to host a rally for Democratic Sen. Patty Murray.
The president is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser for a local candidate in Atherton, Calif., and a $30,000-a-plate fundraising dinner at the Palo Alto home of Google executive Marissa Mayer later Thursday.