President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook were all over the news last week when Trump mistakenly referred to Apple CEO as 'Tim Apple' instead of 'Tim Cook'. Heck, Tim Cook even changed his display name on Twitter following the flub as a response. But Trump, on the other hand, claims the media were spreading “fake news” when they said he called him 'Tim Apple'.
The Republican donors present at the Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, when Trump made the claim, called it's one of his weirdest lies ever. Apparently, Trump told the donors that he actually said “Tim Cook Apple” really fast, and the “Cook” part of the sentence was softly spoken. Wait, what?
Yes, the GIF accurately represents how we feel after reading what Trump had to say. We couldn't understand why the president would make such a claim in the first place, especially when the whole thing was captured on video. Here's the clip in case you needed to hear it again:
Trump just called Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” pic.twitter.com/gTHHtjWvc9— Sean O'Kane (@sokane1) March 6, 2019
Not just that, even Tim Cook himself doesn't seem to be bothered about the flub. He, in fact, took it in a good humor by changing his display name. The donors who were present at the scene told Axios they couldn't understand why the president would make such a claim. “I just thought, why would you lie about that. It doesn't even matter!”, said one of the donors.
This, however, isn't the first time Trump has tried to persuade the people. He did something similar back in 2017, when he called a New York Times report fake as well. So, we aren't particularly surprised this time around.