US President Donald Trump had the Internet laughing out loud after calling the CEO of Apple by the name of his company. In a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board at the White House on Wednesday, Mr Trump referred to the CEO of Apple as "Tim Apple" instead of Tim Cook. The moment, captured on camera, has now gone viral with millions of views.
According to Apple Insider, the gaffe occurred during the end of the meeting. "People like Tim - you're expanding all over and doing things I really wanted you to right from the beginning," Mr Trump said to Mr Cook, sitting right next to him. "I used to say, 'Tim, you've got to start doing it over here,' and you really have. You really put a big investment in our country. We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple."
The video shows Tim Cook nodding along
Watch the video below:
Trump just called Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” pic.twitter.com/gTHHtjWvc9— Sean O'Kane (@sokane1) March 6, 2019
Since being shared online, the video has been watched over 3.6 million times and people haven't been able to stop laughing. Take a look at some of the reactions:
Tim Apple is an American icon just like the famous innovators Thomas Lightbulb and Henry Car— Scott (@wskinne3) March 6, 2019
Tim Cook. Should have replied Thank you Mr Donald Duck— Sean Dower (@SeanSeandower) March 6, 2019
Steve Apple must be rolling in his grave.— Anthony Reinhart (@ajreinhart) March 6, 2019
I have watched this thousands of times in a row now and I'm still laughing.— mat honan (@mat) March 6, 2019
It has even inspired hilarious memes:
Legally changing my name to Tim Apple to become the CEO of Apple. pic.twitter.com/3uCiTc5ZhB— Taylor (@TaylorIBR646) March 6, 2019
Tim Apple with President Orange— suppelsa (@suppeIsa) March 7, 2019
Here are some other historic figures similar to Tim Apple pic.twitter.com/9Ya6U1uX76— Jack Fink (@Mrjackfink) March 7, 2019
Incredibly enough, this is not the first time that Donald Trump has referred to CEOs by the name of the companies they head. Last year, he referred to Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson as "Marillyn Lockheed."
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