I purposely called Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Tim Apple'

I purposely called Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Tim Apple'

The change is a reference to a possible verbal slip by the U.S. president in the State Dining Room of the White House on Wednesday.

President Trump sought to set the record straight on his latest gaffe, where he referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as "Tim Apple". After referring to Cook as "a friend of mine", Trump apparently forgot his friend's last name.

But now Trump is arguing that the whole incident is "fake news", according to Axios reporter Jonathan Swan. CEO Tim Cook during the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board's first meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

And on Monday morning, Trump took to Twitter to argue that he called Tim Cook "Tim Apple" on goal as "an easy way to save time & words". Tim Cook will eat him for lunch.

"I just thought, why would you lie about that", a donor told Axios. "It doesn't even matter!"

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Though, if you are an Android user, Cook's name will only appear as "Tim ", as only Apple and IOS users can see the tweak.

"I mean you've really put a big investment in our country, we appreciate it very much, Tim Apple", Trump said.

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".

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

Fox News has reached out to the White House with a request for comment on the Axios report.

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