Donald Trump responds to gaffe calling Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Tim Apple'
President Donald Trump has made a quite a few gaffes, from accidentally tweeting the gibberish word "covfefe" to misspelling his wife Melania's name as "Melanie" to telling a crowd of values voters that parents "sacrifice every day for the furniture - and future - of their children." (Sniff. My coffee table thanks you, Mom and Dad!)
However, last week, Trump might have made his funniest gaffe yet, during a meeting with members of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. While sitting alongside Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, the president said, "We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple." Twitter users found the snafu "objectively hilarious" and the sobriquet "Tim Apple" quickly began trending.
On Monday, the president responded to the brouhaha by cracking a self-deprecating joke and laughing the mistake off. Just kidding. He gave a bizarre explanation, claiming that he said Tim Apple instead of "Tim Cook from Apple" in an effort to "save time." Then he slammed the "bad Trump story" as a product of "fake news," although the incident happened in reality and was captured on video and every president makes these kinds of gaffes and gets teased for them.
Trump tweeted, "At a recent round table meeting of business executives, & long after formally introducing Tim Cook of Apple, I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words. The Fake News was disparagingly all over this, & it became yet another bad Trump story!"
On Twitter, people roasted the president for his dubious explanation. Here are some highlights:
Donald Golfs More Than Obama needs to save time
No president has been more efficient, believe me
The dictionary is fake news
Last year, Trump called Lockheed Martin's CEO, Marilyn Newson, "Marilyn Lockheed"
On Twitter, Donald Snowflake frequently rages over getting mocked on Saturday Night Live, a television show that has mocked every president for 44 years
Turns out he's a Kevin
"I know words. I have the best words." - Donald Trump
And we could call Donald Trump 'Dump'
Imagine if your job was to transcribe Trump speeches
Republican donors got a different bizarre explanation, which brings to mind this quote: "Just remember, what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what's happening" - Donald Trump
Well, I hope that Apple CEO Tim Cook officially changes his name to 'Tim Apple' or 'Tapple.' Just think how much time they would save at Apple Headquarters. We could be using the iPhone 13 by now.