President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to play off what appeared to have been his accidentally tweeting gibberish, quoting the gibberish in question and asking readers to interpret its meaning.
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
The website Politwoops, ProPublica’s tool for tracking politicians’ deleted tweets, archived the original message, posted just after midnight.
“Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” Trump wrote. He deleted the tweet hours later.
Perhaps the President meant to write “coverage,” before falling asleep, as many speculated in the dark of night.
As of Wednesday morning, Trump’s correction tweet had garnered more “likes” and “retweets” than many seemingly more consequential issues of the day, also the subjects of Wednesday morning Presidential tweets: One-time foreign policy adviser Carter Page’s cooperation in the congressional investigations into Russian election interference; the United States’ participation in the Paris climate accord; Senate Republicans’ effort to pass a health care bill; and the comedian Kathy Griffin’s use of the President’s bloodied head as a prop in a photo shoot.
📈 Lookups fo…
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
— LaVendrick Smith (@LaVendrickS) May 31, 2017
— Rabih Alameddine (@rabihalameddine) May 31, 2017
hahaha covfefe wait he was calling legitimate journalism fake again while he's about to pull us out of the climate accords oh god we're so f
— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) May 31, 2017
That moment when you're trying to work out which will get more retweets: a covfefe joke or a sanctimonious tweet about covfefe jokes.
— Karl Sharro (@KarlreMarks) May 31, 2017
you say potato, I say po-tah-toe
you say tomato, I say to-mah-toe
you say covfefe, I say that's stupid
LETS CALL THIS PRESIDENCY OFF
— Ziwe (@ziwe) May 31, 2017
We have no plans to release any covfefe flavored cola. If you want the taste of incompetence there are other sodas more readily available
— RC Cola (@OfficialRCCola) May 31, 2017
on the one hand, we’re pulling out of the most critical global climate accord at a time of profound crisis.
on the other hand, "covfefe"
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) May 31, 2017
Covfefe – our President is human. Hilarious! Funny to watch left go nuts. An intentional "dog will chase the tail" tweet! #Covfefe
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) May 31, 2017