While there’s no telling just how many famous figures Trump has forgotten the name of during his presidency, here is a list of some of his most notable and public name bloopers:
Tim Apple (Tim Cook)
Trump called Apple CEO and one of the most recognisable figures in tech Tim Cook “Tim Apple” on Wednesday as the pair sat before the press. “We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple,” Trump said as he sat next to Cook, who had a paper name tag in front of him that clearly read “Tim Cook.”
Marillyn Lockheed (Marillyn Hewson)
It’s actually not the first time the president has mistaken a person’s second name for the company they work for. In March 2018, Trump called Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson “Marillyn Lockheed” while introducing her at the White House.
Mike Bolton (John Bolton)
Even Trump’s own staff are not exempt from the odd name switch, he has repeatedly referred to his National Security Advisor as “Mike” Bolton, instead of John.
Apparently this particular blunder is common for poor John-not-Mike Bolton. According to the New York Times, he “does not have the same relationship with Mr. Trump that he had with Mr. Bush,” with the president repeatedly calling him “Mike” among White House aides.
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