President Trump Fumbles Apple CEO Tim Cook's Name

Roman Schwartz
March 7, 2019

"I used to say, 'Tim, you've got to start doing it over here, ' and you really have".

Trump was addressing the inaugural meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board where leaders of industries were present. "I may ask Marillyn Lockheed, the leading women's business executive in this country, according to many", Trump added.

Even Trump's own staff are not exempt from the odd name switch, he has repeatedly referred to his National Security Advisor as "Mike" Bolton, instead of John. "We really appreciate it very much, Tim Apple", said President Trump.

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He's also referred to Fraternal Order of Police president Chuck Canterbury as "Ken" (also while sitting right next to him), called Senator Kevin McCarthy "Steve" (again, while stood right next to him) and called former house speaker Paul Ryan "Ron". "Thank you, Mr. President", he later said toward the end of the briefing. In any case, it's on video for the world to judge. Old age catching up to him, I guess? "Calling Tim Cook Tim Apple to his face is my version of the American dream". "Sorry Tim Apple, gotta go".

The meeting was to discuss the importance of technology when it comes to education held on Wednesday which was the first one to be held to find solutions and prepare millions of Americans to understand automation and artificial intelligence in the workplace.

It's actually not the first time the president has mistaken a person's second name for the company they work for. He once called Rick Perry "Jim Perry". Last March, he flubbed the name of Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson, referring to her as "Marillyn Lockheed".

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