So apparently Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before congress.
Democrats erupt into laughter after Google CEO has to explain to Rep. Steve King that the 'iPhone is made by a different company'
So I guess the big takeaway from these hearings is that Steve King is still an idiot.
At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was asked some difficult questions. None was more difficult than a question asked by Iowa Rep. Steve King, however, whose question was literally impossible for Pichai to answer.
King said his 7-year-old granddaughter was playing a game on her phone before an election — most likely King's November 2018 reelection bid — and was shown a picture of the congressman that included some not-so-flattering language.
"I'm not going to say into the record what kind of language was used around that picture of her grandfather," he said.
Then, holding up his Apple device, King asked Pichai, "How does that show up on a 7-year-old's iPhone who's playing a kids game?"
Two things: first of all, who gives a smart phone to a 7-year-old? We refused to give our kids one until they were in high school, despite pleadings and some tantrums. Does he understand what sorts of things you can see on the internet with a smart phone? That's on you as a parent (grandparent) Steve.
Of course, the same sorts of things could be seen on an Android device, but his not knowing who makes iPhones gave the CEO an easy way to laugh off the question and ignore it while making himself look like an idiot.
The Google CEO answered the question by saying, "Congressman, iPhone is made by a different company."
The Democratic staff table erupted in laughter at Pichai's reply, according to Business Insider's Joe Perticone, who attended Tuesday's hearing.
King backtracked and said, "It might have been an Android. It's just … it was a hand-me-down of some kind."
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.