9 months ago
Donald Trump’s tweets are often unscripted, but a confusing typo made for some lighthearted humor on social media.
Early Wednesday morning, President Trump sent out an unfinished tweet that seemed to be complaining about the press. The now-infamous post said “Despite the constant negative covfefe [sic]”—the word “covfefe” most likely meant to say “coverage.”
Mashable reports the misspelled Twitter post has since been deleted, but it was live long enough for “covfefe” to start trending on the social media platform. Users became extremely creative playing around with the typo—many jokingly speculated if there was some hidden meaning behind it.
The U.S president was a good sport about his social media gaffe, playing it off smoothly by spurring on the mystery surrounding the bizarre-sounding typo. He posted about the error later Wednesday.
Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Regardless, “covfefe” is already infamous. By press time, “covefefe.com” was reportedly purchased and t-shirts plastered with the word being sold.
— Corey duBrowa (@coreydu) May 31, 2017
Do not stop using #Covfefe suddenly or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using Covfefe.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) May 31, 2017
Moderator: Your word is #covfefe
Arvind: Use it in sentence
Moderator: Despite the constant negative press covfefe
Arvind: c-o-v-f-e-f-e pic.twitter.com/NNpAdoKG15
— Doug (@realDougWitt) May 31, 2017
Tomorrow Sean Spicer: “Good morning. Covfefe for being here today.”
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) May 31, 2017
THINKPIECE: The media’s inability to understand “covfefe” early on gave rise to Trump.
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) May 31, 2017
— Mike Gorman (@MikeGormanHFX) May 31, 2017