Trump is still obsessed with denying that he called the Apple CEO by the wrong name at an event on Friday, even though the flub can be clearly seen on tape.
It's clearly a very busy day for Trump, who spent his Monday morning at the White House trying to explain away an embarrassing blunder he made three days ago that most of the country likely already forgot about.
"At a recent round table meeting of business executives, & long after formally introducing Tim Cook of Apple, I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words," Trump tweeted. "The Fake News was disparagingly all over this, & it became yet another bad Trump story!"
In fact, Trump has been obsessed all weekend with denying that he made a verbal flub by calling Tim Cook "Tim Apple" at a White House event on Friday.
First, at an event with high-dollar Republican National Committee donors over the weekend, Trump said it was "fake news" that he called Cook the wrong name, according to Axios. Instead, Trump lied and told the donors he accurately pronounced Cook's last name, but that he said it quick and it couldn't be heard on tape.
The video clearly shows this is false.
Even RNC donors told Axios they were perplexed about why Trump would lie about something so clearly captured on video.
"I just thought, why would you lie about that," a donor told Axios' Jonathan Swan. "It doesn't even matter!"
Now, however, Trump is claiming that he meant to call Cook the wrong name, changing his recollection of the event and keeping alive a stupid story that would have died had he just kept his mouth shut.
Of course, one would think Trump has more important things to do than try and explain away a basically meaningless mistake he made days earlier.
There is, after all, supposedly a "national emergency" on the southern border.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.