Cook responded to the funny side of the situation by changing his Twitter name to “Tim Apple” on Thursday, with the Apple an emoji of his company’s logo, ABC News reported. Trump is known for using nicknames and ‘mispronouncing names’ of people such as “Jeff Bozo” in reference to Jeff Bezos of Amazon. Last year, he had called Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson “Marillyn Lockheed.”
Trump’s gaffe did not go down well with many netizens poking fun at the president’s awkward slip of tongue by sharing rib-tickling memes on social media. “Hey look, it’s Tim Apple, son of Apple founder Steve Apple,” said one user. “A Tim Apple a day keeps the doctor away,” wrote another.
Earlier in 2016, Trump was critical of Apple as the tech giant refused to unlock the suspected San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone for the FBI. He even called for a boycott of the company’s products. When Trump was running his presidential campaign, he tweeted that he had sold his stock in Apple as the company wasn’t making bigger phones “like Samsung”. Cook has previously criticised Trump’s decision to withdraw from the landmark Paris climate accord and condemned the president’s travel ban.