Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, and President Donald Trump shared a stage together during the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting earlier today.
Everything was going well until somehow, for reasons best known to only President Trump, he refers the Tim Cook as ‘Tim Apple’.
I wasn’t sure if it was just me or if our President Trump actually did just refer to the CEO of one of the most famous and successful companies on the planet as – ‘Tim Apple’. So just to be on the safe side, I personally transcribed each word of what President Trump said and it really looks like that he genuinely thinks that Tim Cook’s actual name is ‘Tim Apple’.
President Donald Trump and Name Mistakes, Not The First Time…
The ‘Tim Apple’ debacle won’t be the first time that President Trump has managed to mess up the name of a world famous CEO. Not too long ago, he referred Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson as “Marillyn Lockheed.”
"Marillyn Lockheed" pic.twitter.com/9hUbrTeXlq
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) March 22, 2018
I am no psychologist, but if I had to take a guess President Donald Trump probably associates people only with their companies. It’s the way he thinks and is, therefore, how he ends up speaking.
Here are the video and transcript of the event in question in all its glory. Please feel free to comment below and let us know what do you make out of it.
We’re going to be opening up the labor forces because we have to. We have so many companies coming in,” Trump says. “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.
Trump just called Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” pic.twitter.com/gTHHtjWvc9
— Sean O'Kane (is on paternity leave) (@sokane1) March 6, 2019