First there was "Jeff Bozo" and now it is "Tim Apple". US President Donald Trump seems to have made it a habit to muddle up names.
The apparent slip-of-tongue happened during the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting with the Apple CEO and other members of his administration at the White House. The meeting was being held to deliberate on the importance of technology in education.
While heaping praises on Cook for his contribution in the American commerce and industry sectors, Trump referred the 58-year-old executive as "Tim Apple."
... here's the president of the united states calling tim cook, ceo of apple, "tim apple." pic.twitter.com/RTc45RFm5e— fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) March 6, 2019
“I mean you've really put a big investment in our country, we appreciate it very much Tim Apple (emphasis ours). But we're opening it up. We have to bring people in. We want them to be people based on merit. And we want them to come in legally,” said Trump in his remarks.
This is not the first time that Trump has flubbed with the names of top executives.
“So sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo being taken down by a competitor whose reporting, I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post. Hopefully the paper will soon be placed in better & more responsible hands!” Trump wrote in the tweet.
Last year, Trump had introduced Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson as "Marillyn Lockheed."
Written with inputs from ANI