Apple CEO Tim Cook Changes His Twitter Name After Trump Mistakenly Calls Him ‘Tim Apple’March 11, 2019 15:26
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After President Donald Trump mistakenly referred Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook as “Tim Apple”, the tech executive has quietly changed his Twitter profile, replacing his last name with an emoji of the company's logo.
The verbal slip by Trump triggered netizens to poke fun at by sharing rib-tickling memes on social media.
President Trump, while addressing the leaders of industries at a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board at the White House on Wednesday, appreciated Cook for his "big investment" in the United States and referred to the Tim Cook with a new nickname "Tim Apple".
"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 right from the beginning. I used to say, 'Tim, you've got to start doing it over here', and you really have. I mean, you've really put a big investment in our country. We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple," Trump said.
Cook humorously responded to the funny side of the situation by changing his Twitter name to "Tim Apple" on Thursday, with the Apple an emoji of his company's logo, ABC News reported.
Trump's slip did not go down well with many people on social media poking fun at the president's awkward slip of the tongue by sharing rib-tickling memes on social media. "Hey look, it's Tim Apple, son of Apple founder Steve Apple," said one user. "A Tim Apple a day keeps the doctor away," wrote another.
Trump earlier too was trolled for using nicknames and 'mispronouncing names' of people such as "Jeff Bozo" in reference to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. Earlier this year, he had called Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson "Marillyn Lockheed."
By Sowmya Sangam