Many Wendy Williams fans were left puzzled on Tuesday after the daytime television host mispronounced “coronavirus” as “cornova” on “The Wendy Williams Show” when addressing President Donald Trump’s tweet shared the day before.
The television personality used the term twice in regards to President Trump telling his followers on Monday, Oct. 5, “not to be afraid” of COVID-19 following his diagnosis and hospitalization to the Walter Reed Medical Center last week. “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”
Williams expressed her disgust on the following day on Oct. 6. “Oh, President Trump, ‘Don’t be afraid of cornova?’ ‘Don’t let it dominate your life?’ Sir, are you serious? We are here … out in the field.” Many other fans roasted Williams for her failure to enunciate.
“Cornova must be COVID twin, I knew it was two of them. We getting jumped y’all 😪.”
“I love me some Wendy (in doses) but girl you can’t be serious… all day all we hear about is the CORONAvirus, how can you mispronounce that???? 2x?! 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣.”
“Wendy girl🤣 now you know good and damn well that’s not how you say it😭😭😭😂😂🤣🤣🤣😭😭😭😭 that mmmhhhhmmm sent meeeee.”
“Lmfaooooo her age starting to come out 😂😂😂😂😂Y’all ll know some old people can’t talk.”
One fan expressed some concern about Williams’ well-being by referencing the incident where the host fainted during the live Halloween broadcast of her hit television show back in 2017. “This was sad to watch. I thought she was going to have another lady of liberty episode. Her speech was slow and slurred. It was bad smh.”
The former radio personality, who has struggled over the years with Graves’ disease, said Trump’s recent diagnosis shows that anyone is susceptible to catching the virus.
“You got it, so we could get it.” Toward the end of the segment, the television host admitted that although she doesn’t get what’s going on, she wants people to protect themselves by any means necessary.
“I don’t understand what is going on, I feel like I’m being lied to by everyone — everyone — from Pence to Biden to Dump to Trump to Slump … I’m not even sure about the mask anymore … but wear your mask and go along.”