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Trump Blasts 'Fake News' for 'Tim Apple' Story

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By    |   Monday, 11 March 2019 04:20 PM

President Donald Trump is pushing back on a viral story from last week, saying his use of the phrase "Tim Apple" to refer to Apple CEO Tim Cook was misreported.

The story began March 6 when Trump, during a White House meeting with the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, called Cook "Tim Apple." The following day, Cook changed his Twitter account name to "Tim ."

Trump addressed the story in a Monday morning tweet:

"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!"

As of Monday afternoon, Cook's Twitter name was still his new moniker.

Axios reported Friday, meanwhile, that Trump told a group of Republican donors he actually said "Tim Cook Apple," a claim that is refuted by video of the meeting.

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Saying his use of the phrase "Tim Apple" to refer to Apple CEO Tim Cook was misreported, President Donald Trump is pushing back on a viral story from last week.
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