President Donald Trump certainly has a way with tweets, especially those that are sent after midnight. The latest social media gaffe from the Trump administration involves a mysterious typo. The viral, since-deleted, tweet read, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”—causing the internet to wonder just what exactly Trump meant to say.
Thankfully, Urban Dictionary came to the rescue of many confused social media users. “When you want to say ‘coverage’ but your hands are too small to hit all the letters on your keyboard,” the top definition on the slang-terms dictionary reads. Another definition claims its true meaning is “the foggy feeling you get when you can’t believe a political leader is so dumb.” His bizarre gaffe even left Merriam-Webster speechless, a rare occurrence given their usual Trump trolling.
— Urban Dictionary (@urbandictionary) May 31, 2017
Many speculated that Trump meant to type “coverage.” Others quipped that it was simply an “alternative spelling” to the usual eight-letter word. He failed, however, to correct his mistake until hours later and, even then, only mocked his own error. “Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’ ???,” Trump joked. “Enjoy!”
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
See how social media reacted to Trump’s viral Twitter gaffe below:
Social Media Responds to Donald Trump’s Mysterious “Covfefe” Tweet
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) May 31, 2017
I hope he died mid tweet https://t.co/2h2dKLtUta
— (@araslanian_) May 31, 2017
Donald Trump, sitting in a tree, C-O-V-F-E-F-E#Covfefe
— Nick ️ (@NichSmith) May 31, 2017
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) May 31, 2017
I can't believe it. The final secret ingredient has at last been revealed… A sprinkle of #Covfefe
— KFC UK (@KFC_UKI) May 31, 2017
— Tony Besson (@TonyBesson) May 31, 2017
— The Black Sheep (@TheBlackSheep99) May 31, 2017
— james m. iglehart (@jamesmiglehart) May 31, 2017
— C (@cibric) May 31, 2017
I fear that #covfefe is only distracting us from envionmentfefe, educationfefe, and the selling off of our democracyfefe
— Jeff Cannata (@jeffcannata) May 31, 2017
"The President's tweets speak for themselves."
– Press Secretary Sean Spicer #covfefe
— Jeeniya (@jeeniya90) May 31, 2017
— Sound Transit #VaccinateWA – (@SoundTransit) May 31, 2017
Really bummed he beat us to the chase but, #Covfefe is the villain in Frozen 2.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 31, 2017
Ask your doctor about #covfefe. Side effects may include: compulsive lying, sociopathic behaviour, delusions of grandeur, tiny hands…
— Dean Reeves (@d_g_reeves) May 31, 2017
— Pee-wee Herman (@peeweeherman) May 31, 2017
To covfefe or not to covfefe…that is the question…#covfefe
— Leslie silva (@lesliesilva0421) May 31, 2017
— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) May 31, 2017
Did you see Donald Trump’s “covfefe” tweet circulating social media? What do you think was trying to be said? Sound off in the comments section below!
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