Donald Trump Denies Calling Tim Cook 'Tim Apple', Despite It Being Televised

By changing his profile on Twitter Tim Cook displays a sense of humor

Apple chief Tim Cook has fun on Twitter after Trump's verbal gaffe

Even when there is clear video of him making a mistake, he apparently still won't admit it.

The chief executive of Apple has renamed himself on social media in a subtle joke at President Trump's expense.

Tim Cook shows off his sense of humor on Twitter
Tim Cook shows off his sense of humor on Twitter

Mr Trump said his apparent slip-up at a White House roundtable with business leaders last Wednesday (March 6) had been on goal.

There were no words between "Tim" and "Apple" and no way for Mr. Trump to deny saying what he said, as there were several cameras in the room as the name flowed from his own lips.

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"At a recent round table meeting of business executives, [and] long after formally introducing Tim Cook of Apple, I quickly referred to Tim [plus] Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time [and] words", Trump wrote on Twitter Monday. Trump praised the CEO for his "big investment" in the US, but when it came time to thank Cook by name, not even a conspicuously placed name tag could help.

Earlier this month, while meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, the president clearly called the man leading one of the world's most valuable companies, "Tim Apple".

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According to official transcript of the roundtable discussion, posted on the White House website, Trump did in fact make the error. "People like Tim-you're expanding all over and doing things that I really wanted you to do right from the beginning", Trump said.

On Thursday, Cook changed his name on his Twitter bio to include an Apple logo, an apparent ode to Trump's slip of the tongue. You've really put a big investment in our country.

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Safe to say we've all got egg on our faces now for taking the piss so much last week.

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