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Trump Reportedly Defends ‘Tim Apple’ Gaffe, Says Everyone Heard It Wrong
By Mikelle Leow, 11 Mar 2019
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In another interesting turn of events, US president Donald Trump has purportedly fended all claims that he had mistakenly referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as “Tim Apple.” It didn’t matter if the official transcript (semi) backed up the gaffe, everyone still heard it wrong.
According to Jonathan Swan, a political reporter at Axios, Trump told Republican donors at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida on Friday that he really hadn’t called Cook, “Tim Apple.”
Instead, POTUS defended that he said “Tim Cook Apple” really fast, resulting in the “Cook” sound being muted, which left the “fake news” media to revel in the supposed slip-up.
Swan cited two donors present at the meeting at Mar-a-Lago club, who were baffled as to why Trump would keep harping on an error that was captured on camera.
They also told Swan that nobody other than Trump cared about the mistake. Rather, they had a good laugh at Cook’s response to the blunder; the Apple CEO had quietly changed his Twitter display name to go with his new name.
To refresh your memory, here’s a clip of Trump’s humorous rechristening of Cook. Do you hear “Tim Cook Apple?”
Trump just called Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” pic.twitter.com/gTHHtjWvc9— Sean O'Kane (@sokane1) March 6, 2019
[via Mediaite and Axios, images via various sources]
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