It was the typo read ’round the world. Over the weekend, President Donald Trump shared a message on Twitter to welcome his wife, First Lady of the United States Melania Trump home after she was hospitalized for a kidney surgery. But he misspelled his wife’s name and wrote “Melanie” instead — and late night TV show host Jimmy Kimmel just couldn’t help but make fun of the President during the Monday, May 21 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
“In between fits of hysteria, the president welcomed Melania back home after she had a kidney procedure but he misspelled his own wife’s name,” Jimmy said, then quoted the tweet, which read: “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!” Donald later deleted the tweet, fixed the typo and re-posted it, but it still lives on in the internet via screenshots.
For his first joke, Jimmy took a jab at all of Donald’s past failed marriages. “To be fair to him, he’s had quite a few wives it’s hard to keep track,” Jimmy said. He also pointed out that it wasn’t an autocorrect mistake because Twitter doesn’t even recognize “Melania” as a word to change while using the app.
As an experiment, Jimmy sent a camera crew out to every Starbucks near the studio and told customers to tell the baristas that their name was Melania to see if they could spell it correctly on their cups — and they each came back with different spellings. One barista wrote “Melina,” another wrote, “Alania,” and another wrote “Milana,” and another wrote “Melia.” The closest spelling to the actual name was “Malania” and “Milania,” which proved that Melania is a hard name to spell.
But in all seriousness, it’s nice to hear that Melania is doing well after her health issues. Last week, the 48-year-old had to undergo an embolization procedure — which is a minimally invasive surgical technique that prevents blood flow to an area in order to treat a tumor. According to People, embolization can be used to treat both cancerous and benign tumors. In a statement released by Melania’s communication director, Stephanie Grisham, Melania’s kidney condition was benign.