Trump Claims He Meant to Call Apple CEO ‘Tim Apple’ as ‘An Easy Way to Save Time & Words’

Apparently Trump is very embarrassed that the media called him out on his Tim Cook brain fart because he can’t stop lying about it.

Donald Trump attacked the “fake news” media on Monday for spreading another “bad Trump story”, tweeting that he meant to say “Tim Apple” when referring to Apple CEO Tim Cook at a meeting of tech leaders at the White House.

Here’s the moment, if you missed it:

Interestingly, that’s not the story he told his donors on Friday night, according to Axios reporter Jonathan Swan.

Axios reported: ‘Republican donors in attendance called it one of Trump’s weirdest lies ever. On Friday night, under a tent erected over the pool at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, President Trump claimed the media were spreading “fake news” when they said he called the CEO of Apple “Tim Apple.”Trump told the donors that he actually said “Tim Cook Apple” really fast, and the “Cook” part of the sentence was soft. But all you heard from the “fake news,” he said, was “Tim Apple.”‘

The Apple CEO has taken the incident in stride, and changed his Twitter name to Tim Apple, replacing his last name with the Apple symbol.

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Yes, Trump Addressed Apple’s CEO Tim Cook as ‘Tim Apple’ — WATCH

Trump addressed Apple CEO Tim Cook as ‘Tim Apple’.

Donald Trump addressed Apple CEO Tim Cook as ‘Tim Apple’ in an awkward moment during a White House meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board about technology eduction and jobs.

A transcript of the moment by The Verge: “We’re going to be opening up the labor forces because we have to. We have so many companies coming in. 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 gotta start doing it here,’ and you really have you’ve really put a big investment in our country. We really appreciate it very much, Tim Apple.”

It’s not the first time Trump has screwed up the name of a prominent CEO. He once called Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson, ‘Marillyn Lockheed’.

And USA Today notes: ‘He has referred to his national security adviser John Bolton as Mike Bolton. In January, he also referred to Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as “Steve.”‘

The moment was widely mocked on Twitter.

And Late Late Show host James Corden said it could only mean one thing, that Trump calls himself “Donald President”.

But a moment that was perhaps more cringeworthy than Trump calling him “Tim Apple” was when Trump addressed him as “a friend.”

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