Cook joins a number of other invited guests sitting with the First Lady, including military families, individuals affected by gun violence, lobbyists campaigning for immigration reform and NASA’s member of the Mars Curiosity rover, Bobak Ferdows, according to a report by Contra Costa Times.
Cook’s invitation follows last year’s attendee Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, where Obama paid tribute to the late co-founder, as noted by Apple Insider. Over the years, Obama and Jobs’ relationship was well-documented, with the President referencing the tech guru in his official acceptance speech in September last year.
The State of the Union is the annual address from Washington D.C presented by the President of the United States to the US Congress, outlining the condition of the nation and the legislative agenda in place to help combat associated issues. This will be Obama’s first State of the Union address in his second term as US President and will take place11:00am, Wednesday February 13 (AEDT).