First lady Melania Trump has returned to the White House after her recent hospitalization, and it looks like someone else has, too. President Donald Trump welcomed Melania back by misspelling her name in a tweet, and Twitter immediately jumped on the president’s latest gaffe.
“Great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House,” he tweeted initially on Saturday. “Melania is feeling and doing really well. Thank you for all of your prayers and best wishes!” His “Melanie” tweet was fixed within a few minutes.
Melania was hospitalized for a “benign kidney condition” on Monday at Walter Reed National Military Center. “The procedure was successful and there were no complications,” the White House statement after the hospitalization said on Monday. President Trump appeared to not accompany her to the hospital, and delayed tweeting about her condition.
This is not the first time President Trump’s misspelling have caused a commotion. He’s indiscriminate in his misspellings; it can be words or names. After all, who can forget the infamous “covfefe” tweet?
President Trump has also misplaced his homonyms. For example, when former acting Attorney General Sally Yates was about to testify in front of Congress. “Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Council,” Trump wrote on Twitter. The correct word is “counsel” and it was replaced two hours later.
But with regards to names, it’s hard to forget the three times Trump misspelled Prime Minister Theresa May’s name before her official visit in May 2017.
But his latest misspelling might be the most widely circulated yet. The jokes started off rather benign. In fact, it seemed that many Twitter users just wanted President Trump to spell his own spouse’s name correctly.
“You Gotta Spell Your Own Wife’s Name Correctly”
It’s a fairly innocuous request in a marriage. We all like our names to be spelled correctly.
Marriage Advice Was Rampant
Again, a reasonable request for your relationship.
Maybe We Should Misspell More Names
During his presidential campaign, Melania joined her husband’s campaign to further “birtherism”, the conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States and therefore not eligible to serve as president.
I’m So Glad Someone Brought Back This Meme
President Trump appearing to yell at the child who wrote to the White House because he wanted to mow the White House lawn is a classic meme. In the Washington Post video, it doesn’t seem like the president actually yelled at the kid.
Of Course Someone Brought Up Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer
Stormy Daniels and her lawyer Michael Avenatti will always come up when there are stories concerning Trump’s marriage to Melania. Because there are so many updates to this particular Trump story, in case you forgot, Daniels alleges she and Trump had sex in July 2006 months after Melania gave birth to their son. Trump has denied the allegation.
Maybe They Were Talking About A Cat!
All Hail The Real Melanie
Comedian Kathy Griffin — no stranger to controversy with regards to President Trump — tweeted a photo of herself with actress Melanie Griffith. “Nothing but respect for our incredible First Lady Melanie,” she wrote.
We’ve All Got Brits On The Brain
The Real Culprit Is Apple
Honestly, it probably was a failure to proofread, rather than actual malicious intent. Vox writer Matty Yglesias pointed out that the autocorrect software is out of control, and we should demand better from Apple.
Thanks for the moments of levity, and let’s welcome the First Lady back to the East Wing!