President Donald Trump seemed ruffled by the glee with which observers pounced on his “Tim Apple” gaffe, and insisted Monday morning that he was merely trying to “save time & words.”
At a recent round table meeting of business executives, & long after formally introducing Tim Cook of Apple, I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words. The Fake News was disparagingly all over this, & it became yet another bad Trump story!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2019
Cook himself was in on the joke, and changed his last name on Twitter to an apple symbol last week.