Trump was trying to thank Cook for investing in the US when he said that "we appreciate it very much, Tim Apple," but, well, it came out wrong, and now we can add the Apple CEO to the long, illustrious list of people's names the head of state has mashed.
Trump just called Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” pic.twitter.com/gTHHtjWvc9— Sean O'Kane (@sokane1) March 6, 2019
It's nowhere near the first time Trump has done this, either. Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" compiled a list of some of the funnier examples, which includes Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson, whom Trump called Marillyn Lockheed. Another favorite is Amazon owner Jeff Bezos, whom Trump has called Jeff Bozo — although that one might not be a mistake…
Welcome to the club, Tim Apple! https://t.co/TEDZ378qmZ— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) March 6, 2019
Naturally, Twitter juiced Trump for this slip-up. There was no contest; it was a real one-cider.
Legally changing my name to Tim Apple to become the CEO of Apple. pic.twitter.com/3uCiTc5ZhB— Taylor (@TaylorIBR646) March 6, 2019
Some people focused on the name brand aspect, assuming Trump just thought everybody names their products and their companies after themselves.
Tim Apple is an American icon just like the famous innovators Thomas Lightbulb and Henry Car— Scott (@wskinne3) March 6, 2019
Should we be surprised, really? This is the man who said his name is literally his brand, after all.
I guess Trump is enough of an egotistical maniac that he just figures everybody's name is their brand since his is https://t.co/fSjpkIHxb3— Morgan Artyukhina (@LavenderNRed) March 7, 2019
Or perhaps, like a popular fan theory about British secret agent James Bond, every person who takes over as Apple's CEO changes their surname to "Apple?"
Can’t believe it’s already been eight years since Tim Apple took over from Steve Apple.— Damien Owens (@OwensDamien) March 6, 2019
But then again, maybe that's why Trump reportedly "disappeared" his school transcripts — could there have been a sour scandal?
Other people wondered if Trump was going to start taking requests:
Tim Apple…— Pimp Master Broda (@PimpMasterYoda1) March 7, 2019
I want to hear Trump refer to Susan Wojcicki as "Susan Youtube" in a conversation with her. That would make my day.
But hey, Trump's under a lot of pressure. Maybe we'd all come unpeeled in his spot, too?