Even when he tries to be nice, he's not.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump attended a meeting, together with Apple CEO Tim Cook. And you know that when Trump meets technology trouble awaits.
Tim Cook joined a long list of A-list executives whose names Trump has mispronounced. You could forgive Trump the hilarious mistake if only the list wasn't so long.
Within 1 year, Trump confused the names of Lockheed Martin CEO, Israeli Prime Minister, reporters, and even his own co-workers.
Trump's remarks may get less and less surprising, but responses to them only get better.
Wednesday's meeting inspired people to come up with hilarious jokes that are so funny it hurts. But the best response was that of Trump's latest victim, Tim Cook.
At first, it might seem as if Cook didn't react at all. But Esquire's Tom Nicholson has spotted the real "micro-drama."
But it's not the first, and not even the second time, he called someone by the wrong name.
via: GettyIn March 2018, he called Marillyn Hewson, the CEO of Lockheed Martin, "Marillyn Lockheed," Business Insider reports.
She's a top defense executive! He should know these things.
Introducing her, Trump said, "We have some of our great business leaders, and leaders period right behind me."
"Marillyn Lockheed" https://t.co/9hUbrTeXlq— Dave Brown (@Dave Brown)1521741841.0
He then continued to talk about Lockheed Martin's F-35 like nothing happened.
President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook attended an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday.
President Trump now seated between Apple CEO Tim Cook and his daughter Ivanka at the White House’s workforce event. https://t.co/HAMduMPBcD— Eamon Javers (@Eamon Javers)1551907184.0
Especially since he's been telling everyone how great a memory he has for names.
via: GettyHow can you forget the name of the most important man in every millennial's life?
During the meeting, Trump called Tim Cook "Tim Apple" while praising him for the work he's done for America.
via: Getty"We're going to open up the labor forces because we have to," he began.
"We have so many companies coming in people like Tim, you're expanding all over and doing things that I really wanted you to, right from the beginning."
via: Getty"I used to say, 'Tim you've got to start doing it over here.' And you really have," Trump added.
And then he said it.
Unaware of his mistake, Trump continued, "But we're opening it up. We have to bring people in.""We want them to be people based on merit. And we want them to come in legally."
Business Insider says it simply could have been just "awkward phrasing."
via: GettyMaybe he meant to thank Tim and Apple in sequence. Place an implied comma between the two.
Like we said before, it's not the first time Trump's messed up a name. More recently, he called a Kurdish reporter "Mr. Kurd," Sky News reports.
Trump can't even get his co-workers' names right!Sky News says, he has repeatedly called Paul Ryan "Ron.
At this point, Trump’s words don’t really surprise anyone anymore.
People’s reactions to Trump calling Tim Cook "Tim Apple" were so funny it's sad.
Mohammad Ahmad: "Apple CEO should have referred to Trump as Mr. Orange ?"
@sokane1 Welcome to the club, Tim Apple! https://t.co/TEDZ378qmZ— The Daily Show (@The Daily Show)1551914840.0
Santiago Emmanuel Londoño: "It’s probably how it’s logged in his timphone."
The phone book of Donald Trump😂 https://t.co/lrwifnMpP2— Sunil The Cricketer (@Sunil The Cricketer)1551959916.0
Jerry E Ramsey: "Agolf Twittler has lost his mind. Good grief. ?"
@sokane1 “Thanks, Donald Individual 1."— Earl Hoffert (@Earl Hoffert)1551912102.0
Arn Lisnoff: "...and did he send his regards to his grandma, Granny Smith?"
@imgonzy @tonyposnanski @sokane1 https://t.co/E1W74Jl4Gb— Pri (@Pri)1551922683.0
Gonzy: "Steve Mac is rolling in his grave rn."
@rayjwillz @SeanSeandower @sokane1 @leeofthemail Agreed! Donald Duck’s not having it either 😜🦆😂 https://t.co/cVuVmkEDnk— Jaime (@Jaime)1551916992.0
Hey, It's Me! ?: "Thank you, Tim Apple. I’m president Donald Putin, this is my daughter Ivanka Chinese-Patents."
Trump: I’d like to thank my friend, Tim Apple. Tim Cook: Mister President, it’s Tim Cook. Trump: Whatever you s… https://t.co/02KP0lb5do— Bryan Behar (@Bryan Behar)1551923244.0
Mat Honan said, "I have watched this thousands of times in a row now and I'm still laughing."
Tim Cook runs the most successful company on planet earth. Tim Apple is valedictorian of Trump University.— YS (@YS)1551914373.0
But Tim Cook’s response was the best.
Trump just called Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” https://t.co/gTHHtjWvc9— Sean O'Kane (@Sean O'Kane)1551911242.0
If you look really close, you might notice that it took Tim Cook a second to register what Trump had just called him.
Trump calling Tim Cook Tim Apple is bad, but what's even worse is he thinks Apple actually makes apples— Sarah Cooper (@Sarah Cooper)1551927341.0
Or maybe he wasn’t even listening to Trump.
absolutely nothing will ever be funnier to me than trump unironically calling tim cook, CEO of apple, "tim apple"— f*nn (@f*nn)1551924588.0
But Esquire saw the real "micro-drama" happening at that moment.
As Trump was thanking Tim Cook and calling him 'Tim Apple', if you notice Cook's body language, as Trump was leanin… https://t.co/0tbXza2QLm— Bill Madden (@Bill Madden)1551923307.0
"Just ride it out. You'll get to chat to some proper adults soon. Nod, nod, nod."
Tim Apple and President.. @DonaldTrump #Apple https://t.co/lafJ9F17Qh— Ammar ↗️ (@Ammar ↗️)1551932364.0
"The jaw stiffens. Tim Apple turns ever so slightly toward Trump. Did... did he just say Tim Apple? My first name - Tim - and then the company I work for - Apple - instead of my surname?""The nodding has started to tail off. It's a distracted head-wobble now. Has he done some complex word association from Cook to cooking to cooking apples to apple? Does he think I've married a multinational technology corporation?"
"The nodding is over. Tim Apple. Like the hearty and wholesome hero of a children's book about an enchanted orchard."
Donald Trump calling Tim Cook "Tim Apple" is probably my favourite thing to happen this year tbh https://t.co/a2cn7XnvU9— Robbie 😊 (@Robbie 😊)1551946159.0