Apple CEO Tim Cook has discreetly changed his Twitter profile, supplanting his last name with an emoticon of the organization’s logo, after U.S. President Donald Trump erroneously alluded to him as “Tim Apple”, a verbal slip which netizens made jokes about by sharing rib-stimulating images via web-based networking media.
At a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board at the White House on March 6, President Trump, while tending to the leaders of industries, acknowledged Mr. Cook for his “big investment” in the U.S. also, alluded to the tech official 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,” Mr. Trump said.
Mr. Cook reacted to the funny side of the circumstance by changing his Twitter name to “Tim Apple” on March 7, with the Apple an emoticon of his organization’s logo, ABC News detailed.
Mr. Trump is known for utilizing epithets and ‘mispronouncing names’ of individuals, for example, “Jeff Bozo” in reference to Jeff Bezos of Amazon. A year ago, he had called Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson “Marillyn Lockheed.”
Mr. Trump’s error did not run down well with numerous netizens making jokes about the President’s ungainly slip of tongue by sharing rib-stimulating images via web-based networking media.
“Hey look, it’s Tim Apple, son of Apple founder Steve Apple,” said one client.
“A Tim Apple a day keeps the doctor away,” composed another.
Prior in 2016, Mr. Trump was critical of Apple as the tech mammoth refused to unlock the suspected San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone for the FBI. He even required a blacklist of the organization’s items.
Whenever Mr. Trump was running his presidential crusade, he tweeted that he had sold his stock in Apple as the organization wasn’t making greater phones “like Samsung”.
Mr. Cook has previously criticized Mr. Trump’s choice to pull back from the landmark Paris atmosphere accord and censured the President’s travel boycott.