Trump Claims He Said "Tim Cook Apple"

Apple CEO Tim Cook has quietly changed his Twitter profile, replacing his last name with an emoji of the company's logo, after U.S. President Donald Trump mistakenly referred to him as "Tim Apple", a verbal slip which netizens poked fun at by sharing rib-tickling memes on social media.

Video of the hilarious and now well-publicized moment is below.

According to Axios, while entertaining RNC donors at Mar-a-Lago this weekend, Mr. Trump was heard saying that the media is once again spreading "fake news" when reporting about his "Tim Apple" remark.

"I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words".

President Donald Trump on Monday continued trying defend himself for calling Apple CEO Tim Cook "Tim Apple" during a White House meeting last week.

Apple chief Tim Cook has fun on Twitter after Trump's verbal gaffe
By changing his profile on Twitter, Tim Cook displays a sense of humor

"Hey look, it's Tim Apple, son of Apple founder Steve Apple", said one user.

"I just thought, why would you lie about that", a donor told Axios.

Though, if you are an Android user, Cook's name will only appear as "Tim ", as only Apple and IOS users can see the tweak.

The 58-year-old Apple chief sat next to Trump during the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting in the State Dining Room, where officials discussed the importance of technology in education. 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.

By midmorning, the internet banter over the incident resurged, with "Tim Cook of Apple" trending heavily on Twitter, with roughly 17,000 mentions.