President Trump inadvertently made the nonexistent word covfefe the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter after a benign typo that sent mainstream media into overdrive.
Shortly after midnight early Wednesday, Trump retweeted a Fox News post that read: “Jared Kushner didn’t suggest Russian communications channel in meeting, source says.”
Trump then tweeted: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.” Obviously, the president meant “press COVERAGE,” but apparently typed the wrong letters by accident.
Trump then stumped Twitter users around the world by leaving the typo up overnight before deleting it at around 5:45 a.m. ET.
During those intervening hours, Trump’s Twitter gaffe garnered more than 127,000 retweets and 163,000 likes and spawned endless jokes and speculation about what the heck covfefe means.
Liberals mocked Trump’s typo, while conservatives pointed out that the president can create an entire news cycle with a simple tweet because that’s how desperate anti-Trumpers are to ridicule him over the tiniest things.
On Wednesday morning, Trump comically made light of all the fuss by asking: “Who can figure out the true of meaning of “covfefe”??? Enjoy!”
— DJANGO (@Samir99G) May 31, 2017
— Elaine Filadelfo (@ElaineF) May 31, 2017
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CNN made total fools of themselves with an embarrassing on-screen typo of their own while mocking Trump’s Twitter typo:
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) June 1, 2017
After Trump deleted his “covfefe” tweet, bewildered comedian Rachel Dratch wondered: “Was it all just a dream?”
It's 5:50 am & his tweet is gone. The sun rises &we all walk home in our party clothes.Was it all just a dream? The wind whispered…covfefe
— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) May 31, 2017
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