If Donald Trump isn’t busy pissing us off, at least he’s always good for a laugh. It’s better than sobbing.
The president is notorious for his stream of consciousness blather during press conferences and saying whatever rolls off the tongue. So when he disseminates information, our knee-jerk response is to fact-check him because according to his track record, it’s hard to take what he says at orange face value.
As far as Trump is concerned, who has time the time to confirm accurate information? It’s either that, or his advisors are choosing their battles.
During an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting on Wednesday, Trump announced that he and Apple CEO Tim Cook has “become a friend of mine.”
However, his declaration lost all credibility when 45 called him “Tim Apple” with much conviction.
“You’ve really put a big investment in our country,” said Trump.
Then he added:
“We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple.”
Watch Trump address his “friend” by his false surname at the 27:00 mark in the YouTube clip, below.
Yes, Tim Cook works for Apple, so there’s a connection there. And maybe “Tim Apple” is just a nickname used among buddies.
Trump just called Tim Cook ‘Tim Apple’ to his face pic.twitter.com/3kcyrSRok8
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) March 6, 2019
Tim Apple, the son of Apple founder Steve Apple https://t.co/ik7owDHRvq
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) March 6, 2019
A name game was born.
Can’t forget William Microsoft and Jeff Amazon
— charlatan (@CharlotteSulick) March 7, 2019
Getting the whole gang together:
— timmy apple (@RMac18) March 6, 2019
Tim Apple is an American icon just like the famous innovators Thomas Lightbulb and Henry Car
— Scott (@wskinne3) March 6, 2019
I'm going to see Captain Marvel tomorrow, but I've heard the cameo by Stan Comic Book is really emotional.
— James Lynch (@HeroJamesLynch) March 7, 2019
Thank God America’s pastime was invented by Abner Baseball, but Frederick Football is an example of someone who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, he’s noticed.
— Jim Nelson (@jimnelson44) March 7, 2019
Frederick Douglass is taking them all to dinner in Bowling Green.
— Natalie Lanoville 🇨🇦 ☘️ (@NatalieLanovill) March 7, 2019
I wonder how Tim addresses the president?
Tim Apple: “Thanks Donald Orange”
— Rhonda Lynn (@frogsgirl2016) March 6, 2019
Tim Apple, brought to us by Donald Traitor
— AmyLynn🌊GerDan (@MeLynnGerDan) March 7, 2019
— mexhapati (@mexhapati) March 7, 2019
Cook and Trump’s daughter Ivanka holding it together did not go unnoticed.
Ivanka Trump Organization didn't looked surprised that she was sitting with Tim Apple https://t.co/j34iFHZqBS
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) March 6, 2019
He just thinks everyone names their company after themselves like he did.
— Hislermania (@Hisler420) March 6, 2019
Tim Apple on the streets…
Red Delicious in the sheets. pic.twitter.com/KieaY1RuOa
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 6, 2019
Trump’s been here before. He butchered Marillyn Hewson’s name by calling the CEO of Lockheed Martin, “Marillyn Lockheed.”
“We have some of our great business leaders — and leaders period — right behind me,” he said in March 2018 when announcing that the U.S. would impose tariffs on billions of dollars of imports from China.
“I may ask Marillyn Lockheed, the leading women’s business executive in this country, according to many.”
Tim Cook, on behalf of everyone – iSorry.