Trump Claims He Said "Tim Cook Apple"

Mar 12, 2019, 01:17
Trump Claims He Said

When Mr. Trump was running his presidential campaign, he tweeted that he had sold his stock in Apple as the company wasn't making bigger phones "like Samsung".

According to Axios, while entertaining RNC donors at Mar-a-Lago this weekend, Mr. Trump was heard saying that the media is once again spreading "fake news" when reporting about his "Tim Apple" remark.

Tim Cook shows off his sense of humor on Twitter
Tim Cook shows off his sense of humor on Twitter

Trump flubbed the Apple CEO's name during a news conference on Wednesday.

The blunder in question took place last week at the White House for an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting - the biggest day in anyone's calendar. "We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple".

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This is far from the worst of the frequently confused president's gaffes, and it's something that would have fallen out of the news cycle by now if Trump had simply let the issue go. Trump praised the CEO for his "big investment" in the USA, but when it came time to thank Cook by name, not even a conspicuously placed name tag could help.

Trump made the error at a White House press event and it quickly spread online.

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"We have so many companies coming".

The press and Twitter mocked Trump for his apparent slip-up, and Cook joined in, changing his Twitter username to his first name followed by an apple emoji. 'People like Tim, you're expanding all over and doing things that I really wanted you to do right from the beginning. "I used to say, "Tim, you got to start doing it over here".

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