Mr Trump said his apparent slip-up at a White House roundtable with business leaders last Wednesday (March 6) had been on objective.
Trump's explanation for why he said "Tim Apple" makes little sense, however, because saying "Tim Cook" would actually save time given that it is a full syllable shorter. I mean, you've really put a big investment into the country.
When Mr. Trump was running his presidential campaign, he tweeted that he had sold his stock in Apple as the company wasn't making bigger phones "like Samsung".
Trump Says He Called Apple CEO "Tim Apple" to Save Time
"We have so many companies coming in. People like Tim, you're expanding all over and doing things that I really wanted you to right from the beginning", reads the transcript.
"I used to say, "Tim, you gotta start doing it here", and you really have". Tim Cook will eat him for lunch.
Donors attending an event at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Friday night reportedly described the president's claim as one of his "weirdest lies ever", according to Axios writer Johnathan Swan. The president introduced defense company Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson as "Marillyn Lockheed" at a conference a year ago.
Joey Logano holds off Brad Keselowski for Vegas NASCAR win
Byron finally pitted on lap 149 for only fuel, allowing Logano to retake the lead; Byron would exit the pits in tenth. Logano was a front-runner throughout the 267 lap race, finishing third in stage one before winning the second stage.