After referring to Cook as "a friend of mine", Trump apparently forgot his friend's last name.
Trump was subsequently ridiculed in the media and online as result of the gaffe - but now, almost one week later - he's offered an explanation on Twitter as to what was going on in that big orange head of his.
By changing his profile on Twitter, Tim Cook displays a sense of humor
He accused the "fake news" media of spinning the story to make it look like he'd made a silly slip. CEO Tim Cook during the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board's first meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Bolton: Trump would be 'pretty disappointed' at Kim test
National Security Adviser John Bolton declined to speculate about Kim's intentions when asked about the reports Sunday. He said the Trump administration took it "very seriously" but cautioned against drawing any snap conclusions.
If you were wondering how the White House sees things, the official transcript of the event did note the misspoken name, although it sought to spare the President's blushes by adding an em dash to proceedings, making it sound like Trump was recognizing the company Cook works for.
English Premier League wrap: Manchester City v Watford, 9 March 2019
With eight matches remaining for both sides, City manager Pep Guardiola spoke about the team's current position in the table. Success who has now failed to score in his last three outings will hope to break the drought against Palace.
He later turned to his favourite line of attack, Axios said, calling out the "fake news" for focusing on the "Tim Apple" remark. "It doesn't even matter!" one person in the audience said. Changing his name on Twitter is an obvious bit of fun, although we're sure if asked he would just say that he was promoting the company he works for.
Canada sees second straight monthly employment surge with 55,900 net new jobs
The report by Statistics Canada also shined a spotlight on the participation rate of women in the workforce. In an economy with more than half a million vacant jobs, many seem to be finding work.