Trump Apparently Forgot The Name Of His Wife

The First Lady spent five days at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for kidney treatment.

President Donald Trump announced the First Lady’s return to the White House following a five-day hospital stay for kidney treatment Saturday in a tweet – but the woman he initially welcomed home was ‘Melanie’, not Melania.

Mr Trump heralded her homecoming with a message on Twitter that referred to her as Melanie instead of Melania.

He tweeted: "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 followed up with a second tweet correcting the spelling of Melania’s name, but Twitter users were quick to point out the error:

[T]here was plenty of reaction to the original tweet, including from London School of Economics academic Brian Klass, who said: "'Melanie.' Just...wow."

The First Lady was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday for an embolisation procedure to treat a benign kidney condition, according to the White House.

Word of the hospitalisation came as a surprise as there was no indication during her public appearances in recent weeks, including during a state visit by France's president, that Ms Trump had been ailing.

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