Who’s Melanie? Twitter mocks Trump for misspelling wife’s name in ‘welcome home’ tweet
“Great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House. Melanie is feeling and doing really well. Thank you for all of your prayers and best wishes!” Trump tweeted on Saturday, to the great pleasure of his critics.
Although the US leader rushed to correct his error and deleted the tweet, the original mishap immediately went viral accompanied by the #Melanie hashtag.
Wonderful. But do tell us more about this Melanie.— Jarrett Bellini (@JarrettBellini) May 19, 2018
I don’t know what’s worse:— Carmen (@carmondos) May 19, 2018
Trump sending a tweet with Melania’s name misspelled, or that he types her name so rarely that his phone hasn’t stopped autocorrecting it to #Melanie.
Either way, brutal.https://t.co/NoVIScgyQ9
You know.... I've worried about one day seeing my name trending on Twitter. I'm glad that today when it finally happened, it's because I wasn't the one who did something stupid. #Melaniepic.twitter.com/gQTaQJOMzx— Melanie (@MissusMelnee) May 19, 2018
The Melanie mishap isn't the first Twitter misspelling to make waves online. Trump's biggest critics had a field day earlier this month when he tweeted that money from his campaign played "no roll" in a payout to porn star Stormy Daniels.
...despite already having signed a detailed letter admitting that there was no affair. Prior to its violation by Ms. Clifford and her attorney, this was a private agreement. Money from the campaign, or campaign contributions, played no roll in this transaction.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2018
And then there was the infamous "covfefe" tweet in 2017, which many have assumed was intended to say "coverage." Although that tweet was eventually deleted, Trump acknowledged it in another one.
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Just one day after his inauguration, Trump sent out a tweet that he likely thought couldn't possibly go viral, as it was simply a kind message to the American people. Too bad the word "honored" was misspelled as "honered."
In December 2016, before he was officially president, Trump was mocked for writing"unpresidented" instead of "unprecedented" in a tweet.
But the gaffes don't end with Trump himself. His wider administration has also managed to make its fair share of mistakes. One of those happened at the very beginning of his presidency, with an official inauguration poster carrying a glaring mistake. "No challenge is to great," it read.
And in May 2017, a White House press statement spoke of the "possibility of lasting peach" in the Middle East.
One of the administration's mistakes was publicly called out by former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio.
Looking forward to tomorrow’s State of the Uniom. pic.twitter.com/xdBUU3Pvo5— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 29, 2018
The mistake was likely enjoyed by Rubio, who Trump repeatedly referred to as "Little Marco" during the campaign and who in turn called out Trump for his "small hands."