APPLE CEO Tim Cook, seemingly influenced by INQ's report on Donald Trump's name mix-up on Thursday, has changed his name to 'Tim Apple' on Twitter.
For those of you that missed the incredible gaffe, Trump this week flubbed Cook's name during an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting, referring to him instead as 'Tim Apple'.
"We're going to be opening up the labour forces because we have to. We have so many companies coming in," quipped Trump, who is famed for his cameo in 2001's Zoolander.
"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 gotta start doing it here,' and you really have you've really put a big investment in our country. We really appreciate it very much, Tim Apple."
Cook, who managed to keep a straight face during the slip-up, now wants us all to know that he's in on the joke. Hours after Trump's brain fart, he changed his name to "Tim Apple".
Technically, it's "Tim ," but only those using an iOS or macOS device will be able to see the non-Unicode Apple symbol; those using other operating systems will likely see, er, something else.
Amazing. pic.twitter.com/IfMOWvA35W— Vincent Chabrette (@VChabrette) March 7, 2019
Others have changed their Twitter handles in solidarity with Cook. Box CEO Aaron Levie has changed his name to "Aaron Box", and our very own Chris Merriman has changed his to "Chris Inquirer".
In solidarity with @tim_cook I have changed my name.— Aaron 📦 (@levie) March 7, 2019
PSA: I have changed my Twitter name in solidarity with Tim Apple.— Chris Inquirer (@ChrisTheDJ) March 7, 2019
Trump, who starred as 'himself' in Home Alone 2, has a habit of fluffing names; he called Nepal 'Nipple', Bhutan 'Button' and Namibia 'Nambia'. He also last year referred to Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson as "Marilyn Lockheed." µ
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