Donald Trump doesn’t know Tim Cook’s name

Another day, another blunder from President Trump.

In a meeting that included Apple’s Chief Executive Officer – and arguably, one of the most recognisable people in technology – Tim Cook, Donald Trump mispronounced Cook’s name. And by mispronounced, we mean got it completely wrong.

In regards to job increases and the American workforce, Trump had noted Apple’s involvement in bringing more jobs to the USA. Apple have pledged to add 1,200 more jobs to San Diego alone in the light of the Qualcomm battle.

President Trump highlighted how important this was to him, as lowering unemployment has been key for his campaign.

Trump said, “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 appreciate it very much, Tim Apple.”



Um… what?

Yes, the President of the United States called Tim Cook, one of the most powerful men in business, Tim Apple.

This isn’t the first time that Trump has named an executive after the business they work for. He also referred to Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin as Marillyn Lockheed.

Names are hard, Trump.