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Trump accidentally calls Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Tim Apple'

President Trump has a love-hate relationship with names.

He gets a kick out of making up monikers, like "Lyin' Ted Cruz," "Crooked Hillary," and "Jeff Bozo." However, he struggles with people's actual, legal names — he's called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "Betanyahu," former House Speaker Paul Ryan "Ron," Energy Secretary Rick Perry "Jim," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) "Steve," and National Security Adviser John Bolton "Mike."

On Wednesday, he had a mix-up with Apple CEO Tim Cook, who was at the White House for a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. Trump called Cook "Tim Apple," echoing a mistake he made last year when he dubbed Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson "Marillyn Lockheed." Maybe he was under the impression Apple was named after Tim, or perhaps he thinks he's Fiona's uncle? Catherine Garcia