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Trump Lies Twice About 'Tim Apple' Gaffe Despite Video Evidence

In an utterly predictable but no less absurd turn of events, Donald Trump is now refuting video evidence in which he called Apple CEO Tim Cook "Tim Apple".

You've probably seen the video. Trump, thanking Cook after a White House event, says "we appreciate it very much, Tim Apple."

As we've mentioned, that's not his name. His name is Tim Cook.

The video is objectively funny, and as such, it went viral. Even Cook joined in the joke, changing his surname on Twitterto an Apple logo.

Photo: Twitter.

Since it's not the first time Trump has used the wrong name for a place and/or person -- an ever-growing list which includes former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan ("Ron"), the fire-ravaged town of Paradise ("Pleasure"), and his own wife -- everyone expected Trump to deal with the gaffe in the usual sense.

That is, by ignoring it completely. But it was not to be.

On Tuesday, Trump fired off a tweet claiming he had simply skipped the 'Cook' part of Tim Cook's name, to save time.

"At a recent round table meeting of business executives, and long after formally introducing Tim Cook of Apple, I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time and words," Trump tweeted.

Again, there exists video evidence which contradicts this. You can watch it above.

Trump reportedly once tried to convince a Senator the infamous "grab them by the p*ssy" video was also fake, so it's not the weirdest lie he's pulled.

The weird thing here is that by the time he sent the tweet, Trump had already attempted to explain his gaffe with another, different lie.

At a recent Republican National Committee event -- hosted at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, naturally -- Trump explained the mistake to donors by claiming he'd said "Tim Cook Apple" very quickly, only the recording equipment failed to pick up "Cook".

"I just thought, why would you lie about that?" one of the donors told US outlet Axios, which reported the scoop.

"It doesn't even matter!"

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