Donald Trump has attracted international attention once again, after calling Apple chief executive Tim Cook “Tim Apple” to his face.
“You’ve really put a big investment in our country, we appreciate it very much, Tim Apple,” the US president told Cook, during a technology meeting at the White House.
The blunder was caught on camera and was quickly shared on social media.
The pair were meeting to discuss eduction and jobs in tech as part of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.
Trump then went on a bizarre rant about crime statistics, the border wall and human trafficking, which, he said, “has been going on for a million years, but no one has done much about it until now.”
Cook is not the first person whose name Trump has got wrong in public.
He has forgotten, altered or mispronounced the names of former speaker Paul Ryan, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the initials of the Customs and Border Patrol and the town of Paradise, California, among others.
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