US President referred to the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook as “Tim Apple” at the meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The mistake didn't go unnoticed with Twitter users making the issue well known.
After initially not responding to the error, Apple CEO Tim Cook found the funny side to the situation.
On the request of one of the users, he changed his Twitter handle to Tim and a Mac emoji of an apple.
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Cook’s speech about how he wants to teach kids coding before they graduate from K-12 to “become somewhat proficient at it” by later in their lives was met with Trump’s response where he said “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.”
President Trump is known for using nicknames and ‘mispronouncing names’ of rather known people such as “Jeff Bozo” in reference to Jeff Bezos of Amazon. “Tim Apple” though was a new nickname that no one had ever heard before.
Some fans of Apple and Tim Cook took to Twitter to laugh over this debacle started by the President.
Hey look, it’s Tim Apple, son of Apple founder Steve Apple
— Jack Nix (@nixwjack) March 7, 2019
a Tim Apple a day keeps the doctor away
— Tim Jackson (@JammLiving) March 7, 2019
Though it does look like Cook changed the name after one user requested him to do so "just for a laugh"
Tim just for a laugh, please can your name to Tim Apple for a while.
— Mark Horton (@_MarkHorton) March 7, 2019
Hahahahaha Love it Tim
— AlohaJosie (@AlohaJosie) March 8, 2019
It’s Tim Apple!
— Tristan Matthew (@TristanMatthew0) March 7, 2019
Thanks #TimApple for all the great work you are doing with Satya @Microsoft , Jeff @amazon , Elon @Tesla and Bill @Microsoft pic.twitter.com/Grz5k5Q2GY
— Abbasi (@MohammedAbbasi) March 7, 2019
Well played Tim pic.twitter.com/kLLA4Ho3y6
— A.C. Junior (@OfficialMisterC) March 7, 2019
On a Tim Apple computer keyboard - hit OPTION-SHIFT-K at once.
Using Tim Apple iPhones, iPads - there is no shortcut, just highlight the " " , copy the logo, paste it.
This may not appear on all Windows, Android devices, it might show up as an outlined square "☐"
— A.C. Junior (@OfficialMisterC) March 8, 2019
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Earlier in 2016, Trump has been critical of Apple and the ideology since Apple refused to unlock a user’s iPhone for the FBI, so much so that Trump even called for a boycott of the company’s products. And when Trump was running his presidential campaign, he tweeted that he had sold his stock in Apple as the company wasn’t making bigger phones “like Samsung.”
I predicted Apple's stock fall based on their dumb refusal to give the option of a larger iPhone screen like Samsung. I sold my Apple stock
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2014
The Apple emoji-only shows up on Mac computers and iOS smartphones while on Windows it just shows as a box.
This article originally appeared on CNBC.
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