Published: Mon, March 11, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump Now Admits He Actually Did Call Tim Cook 'Tim Apple'

Trump Now Admits He Actually Did Call Tim Cook 'Tim Apple'

President Trump on Monday insisted his flub of Apple chief executive Tim Cook's last name during a televised White House meeting last week wasn't a flub at all.

Speaking to Republican National Committee donors on Friday, the president claimed he said "Tim Cook, Apple", but the word "Cook" was said quickly and under his breath, according to Axios.

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.

Mr. Cook responded to the amusing side of the situation by changing his Twitter name to "Tim Apple" on March 7, with the Apple an emoji of his company's logo, ABC News reported.

Without fanfare his surname on his profile was replaced with the Apple corporate logo at some point yesterday, meaning that every tweet he has sent now reads as if it has come from "Tim Apple". 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.

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'I just thought, why would you lie about that?' one donors asked, adding: 'It doesn't even matter!'

Trump told Cook and other CEOs at Wednesday's meeting that he is a supporter of legal immigration in order to support the country's growing economy. "We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple".

This isn't Trump's first time attempting to explain away occurrences caught on camera.

Last March at a White House event, he introduced Lockheed Martin CEO Marilyn Hewson as "Marilyn Lockheed".

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