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

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.

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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."


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."

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keysofanxiety Avatar
69 months ago
Tim Crook would have been more appropriate
Please take this free advice: if your comment makes it to @AngerDanger's bingo card, you're really not original and need to think of some new material.



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Score: 78 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gugy Avatar
69 months ago
Yep, this is what we have in the White House.
Score: 71 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
69 months ago
Everybody here is laughing, but we're overlooking the fact that Bill Microsoft wasn't invited to this advisory board, and I think that's a real shame.
Score: 59 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cmd-Z Avatar
69 months ago
As I pointed out elsewhere on PRSI it's not uncommon for presidents (or any human being) to make mistakes like this one. It just happens.
But ... the pattern of such gaffs is disturbing.
Score: 57 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AdonisSMU Avatar
69 months ago
Well played.
Score: 53 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yaxomoxay Avatar
69 months ago
But ... the pattern of such gaffs is disturbing.
There is no pattern. They talk for hours in front of cameras, it just happens. In a span of three years he called two people using the company as their last name. Big deal.
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)