During an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting at the White House, President Trump incorrectly stated the Apple CEO’s name.
Apple CEO Tim Cook responded to requests to change his Twitter name to Tim Apple by, well changing his name on the social networking site to Tim with an apple emoji.
An awkward moment took place between President Donald Trump and the Apple CEO when the president called the tech exec “Tim Apple” during a meeting at the White House on Wednesday.
‘We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple,” the president told the Apple chief executive at the White House for the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board to discuss technology education and jobs.
Cook, who has led the iPhone-maker since 2011, did not appear to react after the president’s statement. However, people on social media did.
Some people directly requested that the billionaire CEO alter his name on Twitter.
Well, it looks like he just did, sort of. Cook didn’t change his handle but instead added an Apple icon next to his name.
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