Stephen Colbert Mocks Trump’s ‘Tim Apple’ Excuse: ‘Words Don’t Just Disappear’

On Monday, The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert mocked President Donald Trump for his claim he actually didn’t screw up Apple CEO’s Tim Cook‘s name.

He started off by pointing out Trump’s “Tim Apple” gaffe was pretty much over until Trump brought it up again.

“Now, OK, so it was funny that he did this, haha,” Colbert said. “And it was over! But now it has re-blossomed into an ongoing national scandal that we’re calling ‘Applegate (Not Christina).’”

He then mocked Trump’s attempt to save face with Republican donors at Mar-a-Lago, despite the fact the gaffe was all on tape.

Citing the Axios report, Colbert said “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.’”

“Mr. President, words don’t just disappear from the middle of sentences,” Colbert quipped. “Unless it’s CBS bleeping me when excuses like this are fucking insane.”

Trump, by the way, proffered a different spin on why he said “Tim Apple” on Twitter early Monday morning, claiming on Twitter: “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!”

Watch above, via CBS

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