Tim Apple

Tim Apple

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Tim Apple refers to the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, who was called Tim Apple by Donald Trump during a White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting.

Origin

On March 6th, President Donald Trump sat next to Apple CEO Tim Cook at an afternoon Workforce meeting. Twitter user @sokane1 noted Donald Trumps mistake and posted a clip of the incident to Twitter (shown below). The clip gained over 50,000 retweets and 168,000 likes in a day.




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On March 6th, 2019, Twitter user @Hisler420[1] replied to @sokane1 saying "He just thinks everyone names their company after themselves like he did." The reply gained 281 retweets and 3,918 likes in a day (shown below, left). Twitter user @prufrock451[2] also replied with a quote parodying the scene, "'Thanks as well to the other tech leaders here, Bill Microsoft and Frank Pornhub'" (shown below, right). The reply accumulated 179 retweets and 2,500 likes in a day.


Hislermania @Hisler420 Replying to @sokane1 He just thinks everyone names their company after themselves like he did. 2:38 PM-6 Mar 2019 Prufrock451 prufrock451 Replying to @sokane1 @thomas_violence "Thanks as well to the other tech leaderss here, Bill Microsoft and Frank Pornhub" 2:38 PM-6 Mar 2019

That same day, The Daily Show responded to the event by retweeting a compilation video from January 30th which showcases many of the times that Tump has gotten a name wrong on television (shown below).


Later that afternoon, Twitter users began posting images parodying the event. Jack Fink[3] posted images of "Historic figure similar to Tim Apple" like "Ben Electricity" and "Bill Microsoft" (shown below, left). The tweet gained 1,500 retweets and 4,900 likes in a day. Twitter user @TaylorIBR646[4] posted an Expanding Brain image with the tweet "Legally changing my name to Tim Apple to become the CEO of Apple" (shown below, right). The tweet garnered 500 retweets and 2,600 likes in a day.


Jack Fink @Mrjackfink Here are some other historic figures similar to Tim Apple Elon Tesla Bil Microsoft Ben Electricity George America 5:18 PM-6 Mar 2019 Taylor @TaylorlBR646 Legally changing my name to Tim Apple to become the CEO of Apple. Tim Apple Timmy Apple 3:20 PM - 6 Mar 2019

On March 7th, Twitter user @jbillinson[6] pointed out that "The White House transcript of 'Tim Apple' adds an em dash" (shown below. The briefing statement was posted the day before on the White House website[5]. On March 9th, Tim Cook's Twitter account name was changed to Tim  (shown below).


Josh Billinson e @jbillinson The White House transcript of "Tim Apple" adds an em dash whitehouse.gov/briefings-stat THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, Johnny. And we're going to be opening up the labor forces, because we have to. We have so many companies coming. People like Tim, you're expanding all over and doing things that I really wanted you to right from the beginning. I used to say, "Tim, you got to start doing it over here." And you really have. I mean, you've really put a big investment in our country. We appreciate it very much, Tim-Apple. 7:51 AM-7 Mar 2019 Tim @tim_cook

On March 11th, President Donald Trump[7] tweeted "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!"The tweet accumulated 19,773 retweets and 95,000 likes in a day (shown below).


a Donald J. Trump Ф @realDonaldTrump 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! 7:12 AM -11 Mar 2019

That night, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert uploaded a video of Stephen Colbert commenting on the event as well as mentioning Donald Trump's excuse. The video gained 765,200 and 14,000 likes in a day (shown below).



Various Examples


jonny sun @jonnysun tim apple jonny sun i am ceo of the sun 6:40 PM-6 Mar 2019 Tony Posnanski @tonyposnanski Tim Apple on the streets... Red Delicious in the sheets 3:17 PM-6 Mar 2019 Jake G @incubatedeleph1 Tim Apple Tim Red Delicious Apple Golden Delicious Apple Granny Smith Apple Apple 6:12 PM-6 Mar 2019 Josh Jordan NumbersMuncher DID YOU SEE MY MEETING WITH TIM APPLE? @w 6:17 PM-6 Mar 2019 James Kosur @JamesKosur Donald Trump called Tim Cook (Apple's CEO), "Tim Apple" during a White House visit. His next set of guests include Bill Microsoft, Jack Twitter, Sergey Google, Elon Tesla, and Mark Facebook. 6:31 PM -6 Mar 2019 Don't Do That Donald @DontDoltDonald "Hey, Tim Apple, CEO, Welcome to the White House, bro!" "Thanks for showing me inside, Donald Orange," Tim repliecd im Cook O, APPLE We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple. 2:21 AM-7 Mar 2019

External References

[1] Twitter – Hisler420

[2] Twitter – Prufrock2451

[3] Twitter – Mrjackfink

[4] Twitter – TaylorBR646

[5] White House – Briefings Statements

[6] Twitter – jbillinson

[7] Twitter – DonaldTrump

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