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Donald Trump calls tech giant CEO "Tim Apple" during televised board meeting

Tim Cook diplomatically refrained from correcting the POTUS. (Source: YouTube/The Guardian)
Tim Cook diplomatically refrained from correcting the POTUS. (Source: YouTube/The Guardian)
During an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting held on March 6, President Donald Trump made a faux pas by calling the CEO of one of the world’s most famous technology companies “Tim Apple.” To his credit, Apple boss Tim Cook seemed to react to the error with nothing but a stoic countenance while the US President went on to talk about border control.

There are certain executives that work with certain companies in such a familiar and even celebrated manner that it can be difficult to separate the two entities. If you mention “Bill Gates” people will undoubtedly think of Microsoft, and if you utter “Steve Jobs” then of course Apple will spring to mind. It appears Tim Cook might be approaching that kind of inseparable status, now that President Donald Trump is calling him “Tim Apple”.  

It actually has a pleasant sound to it and could lead to a slew of other tech giant chiefs following suit. Jeff Amazon, Jensen Nvidia, Satya Microsoft, Bob Intel – the list could go on (but perhaps not Lisa AMD or Mark Facebook). Of course, there are some arguments to be made here: Perhaps the US President was ordering the tech boss to hand him a piece of fruit, after all, they are great friends nowadays. Or maybe President Trump, who was thanking Tim Cook at that unfortunate moment, was trying to thank Apple for its workforce initiatives at the same time.

During the meeting, Cook briefly enthused about the idea of children being taught the key skill of coding in school. However, the Apple CEO kept silent throughout most of the rest of the discussion, possibly pondering on the pros and cons of being temporarily confused with the company he heads by the third most-powerful person in the world (Donald Trump, not Jeff Bezos).

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-03- 7 (Update: 2019-03-11)