Tim Cook Changes Twitter Name to 'Tim Apple' After President Trump's Name Flub

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In a meeting of the Workforce Policy Advisory Board yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump mistakenly referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as "Tim Apple" in a flub that quickly spread around the internet.

Cook today joined in on the fun and changed his name on Twitter from Tim Cook to "Tim ?," referencing Trump's mistake.


During yesterday's meeting, Cook was sitting right next to Trump when Trump referred to him as Tim Apple and he managed to keep a straight face at the time.
"We're going to be opening up the labor forces because we have to. We have so many companies coming in. People like Tim - you're expanding all over and doing things that I really wanted you to do from the beginning. You used to say, 'Tim, you gotta start doing it here,' and you have really put a big investment in our country. We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple."
Trump's mistake went viral on Twitter, spurring endless jokes and comments, especially because it's not the first time he's done it. Last year, he introduced Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson as "Marillyn Lockheed."

Trump just called Apple CEO Tim Cook "Tim Apple" pic.twitter.com/gTHHtjWvc9 - Sean O'Kane (@sokane1) March 6, 2019

Cook was at the meeting because he's a member of the Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The board was put together to make recommendations on policies to "to develop and implement a strategy to revamp the American workforce to better meet the challenges of the 21st century."

Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.

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Tim managed to take something half the world would find negative, turn it into a joke, and it was entirely harmless. This is how the world should be. Well done, my good man!

In other news, how many times can one person come off so disingenuous by flubbing the last name of a person for the company they work for on the world stage? You know, little-known Apple.

I suppose if his brand is Trump, and his name is Donald Trump, mistaking Donald Trump for Donald Trump is totally reversible... So... He's only caught when the company doesn't match the last name! Which is pretty rare-- Oh.

The piece of scrap paper in front of him lists names and companies they work for...
Marilyn, Lockheed
Tim, Apple
Donald, Trump
etc...
The commas just blend in, you know, so, well, it looks like one name...
 
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In a meeting of the Workforce Policy Advisory Board yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump mistakenly referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as "Tim Apple" in a flub that quickly spread around the internet.

Cook today joined in on the fun and changed his name on Twitter from Tim Cook to "Tim ?," referencing Trump's mistake.


During yesterday's meeting, Cook was sitting right next to Trump when Trump referred to him as Tim Apple and he managed to keep a straight face at the time.Trump's mistake went viral on Twitter, spurring endless jokes and comments, especially because it's not the first time he's done it. Last year, he introduced Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson as "Marillyn Lockheed."


Cook was at the meeting because he's a member of the Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The board was put together to make recommendations on policies to "to develop and implement a strategy to revamp the American workforce to better meet the challenges of the 21st century."

Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.

Article Link: Tim Cook Changes Twitter Name to 'Tim Apple' After President Trump's Name Flub
Does no-one see that how the leader of the "Free World" doesn't know Tim Cook's name shows how little Tim Cook's name actually means? (Outside the Bay-Area bubble of course)
 
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