Practically every week, there's a minor hullabaloo over President Trump's shaky grasp of the English language, from his head-scratching grammatical tics to his painfully obvious misspellings. However, this time the error is not related to grammar but the name of Apple CEO Tim Cook.
“We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple,” Trump said, sitting right next to Cook who had a nametag in front of him that said “Tim Cook.” US President Donald Trump triggered a laughter riot on the Internet after his goof up.
The incident took place at the White House on Wednesday during a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The video of Trump’s gaffe soon went viral and has garnered millions of views.
“Tim, you’ve got to start doing it over here,’ and you really have. You really put a big investment in our country. We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple,” Donald Trump is heard saying in the video with Tim sitting beside him.
Earlier, Donald Trump had claimed that one of his two greatest assets is "being, like, really smart". However, this statement is under scrutiny after Donald Trump mispronounced Bhutan and Nepal as “Button and Nipple” and the went on to incorrectly identify both as being part of India during a White House meeting with intelligence officials.
Moreover, President Trump often tweets misspellings that are considered to be frequent mistakes for English speakers. These are typically phonic misspellings, like using an "e" in "separation" rather than an "a," or spelling "honour" with the wrong vowel.
There are more than simple words that loses its meaning after the usage by Donald Trump.