And on Monday morning, Trump took to Twitter to argue that he called Tim Cook "Tim Apple" on objective as "an easy way to save time & words". "The Fake News was disparagingly all over this, & it became yet another bad Trump story!" the president said.
President Donald Trump weighed in on a video of him flubbing Apple CEO Tim Cook's name after a report from Axios Sunday that Trump told a group of donors the flub was "fake news". Tim Cook will eat him for lunch.
Trump insisted that he actually said: "Tim Cook Apple", and that the "Cook" part was too soft to hear.
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". 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.
Tim Cook shows off his sense of humor on Twitter
Earlier this month, while meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, the president clearly called the man leading one of the world's most valuable companies, "Tim Apple".
Cook took the stumble humorously, later changing his Twitter profile to Mr Tim with the Apple logo. "It doesn't even matter!"
Sat by the side of Tim Cook and addressing the media (who were obviously filming the whole thing), Trump said: "We're going to be opening up the labour forces because we have to". The president introduced defense company Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson as "Marillyn Lockheed" at a conference a year ago.