The White House, apparently, did not find it amusing. "In the official transcript of the meeting, the words 'Tim' and 'Apple' are separated by a dash as if Trump had paused, possibly to thank both the executive and the company," The Associated Press notes. You can decide for yourself if Trump is thanking "Tim Apple" or, as the White House transcribes it, " We appreciate it very much, Tim — Apple," in the video below.
The White House's creative punctuation would be more believable if Trump didn't have a history of conflating the names of CEOs with the companies they lead (see: "Marillyn Lockheed," "Donald Trump"). So whoever's in charge of "fixing" transcripts at the White House may want to stop it — assuming one person is in charge. Maybe, as the saying goes, there are just too many apples in the kitchen.
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