Trump may need to have a massive injection of Prevagen to get those long-gone synapses firing again (not sure if they ever have). During an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting, Trump said the following:
We’re going to be opening up the labor forces because we have to. We have so many companies coming in. People like Tim — you’re expanding all over and doing things that I really wanted you to do right from the beginning. I used to say, ‘Tim, you gotta start doing it here,’ and you really have you’ve really put a big investment in our country. We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple.”
Yes, you read that right, Donald Trump called the CEO of Apple — Tim Cook — Tim Apple! And, the mistake was glaring as he didn’t say anything afterward to correct himself. In response, Tim Apple, wait, I MEAN, Tim Cook, revealed a slight smirk. As for Ivanka Trump, also in attendance, it almost looked as if she was trying to hold in an enormous burst of laughter but didn’t want to embarrass her father even more.
To be honest, I think part of Trump “flubbin’ up names” is a sign of prototypical, severe narcissism, as it’s common for a narcissist to forget people’s names, or even care about learning them for that matter — because self-absorption is a key characteristic of the egotistical disorder.
Whatever the cause is, it’s never slowed down or abated in any way — even among members of his own inner circle. I personally think Trump just doesn’t care about the names of anyone except the guy in the mirror.
Incidentally, Tim Cook poked fun at Donald Trump by changing his Twitter handle to “Tim Apple.” Let’s call it a “Twitter mic drop.” I mean, I’m sure Tim Cook wanted this high-level, workforce-oriented meeting to be remembered for something other than his name being changed by an aloof dolt who didn’t consume enough Diet Cokes.
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