Apropos to nothing, President Donald Trump on Friday evening tweeted in an apparent attack on Democratic operative and Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz — but got her name wrong, and instead called her “Wendy.”
“Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats,” Trump wrote. “This can be good news in that we will now counter for the DNC Server that they refused to give to the FBI, the Wendy Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man and Clinton Emails.”
The tweet, which was posted soon after North Korea announced they are ceasing their nuclear tests ahead of peace talks with Trump, was not missed by Twitter.
“Who the hell is Wendy Wasserman Schultz?” reporter Kurt Bardella tweeted.
— Kurt Bardella (@kurtbardella) April 20, 2018
“Hold up,” Encyclopedia Britannica employee John M. Cunningham wrote. “Is he conflating former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz with playwright Wendy Wasserstein?”
Hold up, is he conflating former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz with playwright Wendy Wasserstein? https://t.co/dBKpiOUrZH
— John M. Cunningham (@jmcunning) April 20, 2018
Trump then changed the tweet after almost an hour and the name “Wendy Wasserman Schulz” was trending nationally in the United States.
Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats. This can be good news in that we will now counter for the DNC Server that they refused to give to the FBI, the Debbie Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man and Clinton Emails.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2018
Check out more responses below:
His strange use of capitalization never gets old… https://t.co/RqDbCTVecM
— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) April 20, 2018
We are truly living in the golden age of political entertainment. https://t.co/czmshHMudt
— Sam Marlow (@SamMarlow79) April 20, 2018
"Is Wendy Wasserman Schultz" some kind of nickname joke I'm not getting or…just a mistake? https://t.co/IjdVTXG0o4
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 20, 2018
Are you thinking of Wendy Wasserstein, the playwright of Heidi Chronicles fame, and getting her confused with DEBBIE Wasserman Schultz former head of the DNC, sir?
Or are you just a fool? https://t.co/auAUxZ8AGC
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) April 20, 2018
It's fitting Trump just called Debbie "Wendy Wasserman Schultz" since he's the real life version of a boy who refused to grow up.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) April 20, 2018
Trump is on a tirade about someone named “Wendy Wasserman Schultz.” He’s just making up people now.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) April 20, 2018
Wendy Wasserman Schultz is not going to be happy about this. https://t.co/ICU11LkXcp
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) April 20, 2018
Never mind all the other standard-issue insane bullshit: is he confusing Debbie Wasserman Schultz with Wendy Wasserstein? pic.twitter.com/PBqgVHOKj8
— George Scriban (@scribandotcom) April 20, 2018
I know it's 4/20, but are you high?
Who is Wendy Wasserman Schultz? What kind of authentic frontier gibberish is this? pic.twitter.com/gUoVsh3XKM
— Nicole Belle (@NicoleBelle) April 20, 2018
“The Wendy Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man”
The comment section President has logged on pic.twitter.com/ukzFDOXhoF
— Will Bradley (@bradley_WP) April 20, 2018
That time Debbie Wasserman Schultz's previously-unknown twin sister Wendy takes the baton from her ousted sister Debbie and turns life in a litigious hell for Mother Russia, Wikileaks and the Trump campaign. It must be Friday… https://t.co/08btqYlSvQ
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) April 20, 2018
“Wendy Wasserman Schultz”? Trump “just heard” about the lawsuit? Guess that’s what happens when you’re out playing golf all day. pic.twitter.com/o5M1jEyUQo
— Laffy (@GottaLaff) April 20, 2018
Wendy Wasserman Schultz, everybody. pic.twitter.com/Sj2Di1Rwfi
— SuperGrover. (@fuzzlaw) April 20, 2018
Many people say Wendy Wasserman Schultz is related to Jim Who Hates Paris pic.twitter.com/RV3vWIDIXP
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 20, 2018
— alix sobler (@alix_sobler) April 20, 2018
Wendy Wasserman Schultz, David Dennison, and John Barron walked into a bar….and everything went to hell. https://t.co/RaceyXChAX
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) April 20, 2018
The Fake News Media will tell you that "Wendy" Wasserman Schultz's real name is Debbie, but the president knows the truth pic.twitter.com/Mpfa3WSxHn
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) April 20, 2018
Is Wendy Wasserman Schultz that person who was famous for drinking covfefe at the Bowling Green Massacre, and who was so gloriously memorialized in the Book of Two Corinthians? https://t.co/WZUNccAX8P
— Noah Finneburgh (@NoahFinneburgh) April 20, 2018
When I saw Wendy Wasserman Schultz trending & why pic.twitter.com/O9uW5jyHfe
— Jessica (@JessicaGoldstei) April 20, 2018
Wendy Wasserman-Schultz when she wakes up tomorrow and checks her facebook messages. pic.twitter.com/sKz2Qx9PlU
— Ray (@YarmondShore) April 20, 2018
I saw The Wendy Wasserman Schultz Servers when they opened for The Pakistani Mystery Men at Coachella. pic.twitter.com/i2FLxwVtYG
— Richard Feren (@RichardFeren) April 20, 2018
So nice he remembers Wendy Wasserman!! https://t.co/Yzqy35KFbP
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) April 20, 2018