‘It’s on videotape’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe stunned by Trump's obvious lie about ‘Tim Apple’
Joe Scarborough (MSNBC)

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough was astonished that President Donald Trump insisted to donors that he hadn't called Apple CEO Tim Cook by the wrong name, because the flub was recorded on widely seen video.


The president mistakenly called the tech executive "Tim Apple," which prompted days of jokes, but Trump denied making the error Friday during a speech to Republican donors.

"In a move that stunned even his own donors, President Trump denies what you just heard," said "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski, after rolling video of the mistake.

"It never happened," Scarborough said. "Don't believe your eyes."

"He insists he said Tim Cook's name correctly, and it's just the fake news media playing a big trick on everyone," Brzezinski said. "Added to the sad steady march toward 10,000 lies in office -- literally that number, that's where we are."

Scarborough said some of the president's supporters still don't believe he lies, although there's plain evidence in this case that Trump was dishonest.

"I love when people say, 'Oh, he doesn't lie, give me an example,'" Scarborough said. "You have it there on videotape, and as his donors were saying this weekend at Mar-A-Lago, it's on videotape. It's on videotape yet he calls it fake. Again, there are those who believe what they believe. Let those who have ears hear."