Lying liars simply have to lie.
Courtesy of Axios:
Republican donors in attendance called it one of Trump’s weirdest lies ever. On Friday night, under a tent erected over the pool at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, President Trump claimed the media were spreading “fake news” when they said he called the CEO of Apple “Tim Apple.”
Trump told the donors that he actually said “Tim Cook Apple” really fast, and the “Cook” part of the sentence was soft. But all you heard from the “fake news,” he said, was “Tim Apple.”
Two donors who were there told me they couldn’t understand why the president would make such a claim given the whole thing is captured on video. Nobody cared, they said, and Tim Cook took it in good humor by changing his Twitter profile to Tim Apple.
“I just thought, why would you lie about that,” one of the donors told me. “It doesn’t even matter!”
And sadly for Trump, the evidence of his gaffe is virtually everywhere.
Trump just called Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” pic.twitter.com/gTHHtjWvc9
— Sean O’Kane (@sokane1) March 6, 2019
Did anybody hear “Cook” whispered really quickly?
I’ll bet dedicated Trump supporters did.
Trump was embarrassed on cable news for days, therefore in his mind, he had to create an alternative reality.
And trust me there are many sycophants who will now go to the mat to defend his version of this reality.
Update: Trump has now sent out a tweet trying to make this whole thing go away.
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. The Fake News was disparagingly all over this, & it became yet another bad Trump story!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2019
Okay so the news reported that Trump said this, Trump denied that he said this, and now he admits that he said this and then calls reporting on this fake news.
I think that just broke my brain.