Apple CEO Tim Cook Changes Twitter Name To “Tim Apple” After Donald Trump Gaffe
During a meeting at the White House, Trump mistakenly called the CEO “Tim Apple.” “You’ve really put a big investment in our country,” Trump told Cook. “We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple.”
Cook didn’t register the mistake at all, and Trump continued with his speech unabated. Yet, social media recognized the slip-up and Twitter reacted in response. Hundreds of tweets poking fun at the mishap or asking Cook to change his name were created.
After the vocal outcry on social media, Cook played along with the joke and added an apple emoji befitting his role as CEO next to his name. Check below for a sampling of those tweets.
— hunter stroud (@StroudHunter) March 7, 2019
President Trump plays "Name That Person!" pic.twitter.com/H38cZ8QqQz
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 30, 2019
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) March 7, 2019