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Trump defends 'Tim Apple' comment, says he was saving time

AP  |  Washington 

says he didn't slip up when he referred to as "Tim Apple" at a meeting.

Trump tweeted Monday: "I quickly referred to Tim + as Tim/as an easy way to save time & words. The was disparagingly all over this, & it became yet another bad Trump story!" Trump made the comment last week.

After the session, Cook altered his profile, replacing his last name with the Apple logo.

At a dinner for donors at his club Friday, Trump complained that his "Tim Apple" flub was "fake news," said a person who heard them and spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss Trump's remarks. Trump's complaint was first reported by Axios.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 23:46 IST