US President Donald Trump accidentally calls Apple CEO 'Tim Apple'

Topics Donald Trump | Apple Inc

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks with U.S. President Donald Trump as they participate in an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting | Photo: Reuters
In a major goof-up, Donald Trump on Wednesday referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as 'Tim Apple' at a conference in the White House.

“We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple,” Trump said. Tim Cook was sitting just next to him when he made the remark. Tim Cook had a nametag in front of him at the time.

This is the second time in a year when Donald Trump has got a CEO's name wrong. Last year, he called Lockheed Martin’s CEO Marillyn Hewson “Marillyn Lockheed.”

Trump was addressing a meeting on the importance of technology on education where industry leaders, including Tim Cook, were present.

This was the first meeting of the newly convened American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.


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