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Apple's Gay CEO Tim Cook Gabs With Trump in Cringe-Worthy Meeting

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Trump calls Cook "a friend" and then accidentally refers to him as "Tim Apple."

It's hard to look at Tim Cook -- Apple's forward-thinking gay CEO -- in the same light after he sat and exchanged pleasantries with Donald Trump on Wednesday.

The two men, along with other business leaders and Ivanka Trump, were part of the American Workforce Policy Advisory board held at the White House.

According to AppleInsider, "The board aims to provide varied perspectives on workforce issues that may face communities and business in the future as well as presently, while at the same time working to raise awareness of ways workers can better themselves to create family-sustaining careers."

At the gathering, Trump introduced Cook as a "friend."

"He's a friend because he does a great job," the president said of Cook, who also recently dined with Brazil's virulently homophobic president Jair Bolsonaro.

The CEO spoke of Apple's beginnings -- started by a college drop-out, Steve Jobs -- and how many employees of the tech giant don't have college degrees. Cook added that Apple believes coding should be taught in all American schools.

Maybe the most noteworthy aspect of the meeting was Trump's faux pas, where he mistakenly referred to Cook as "Tim Apple." Check that out at the 1:03 mark.

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