It is no secret that the President of The United States enjoys the soapbox known as Twitter. He prides himself on his straight-to-the-people delivery of news and opinion. Yet one late night tweet last night has confused his followers. What is covfefe? Some are guessing it was an old-school typo. Others think there’s something else afoot.
[Scroll Down for Video]
The post went up shortly after midnight, but was deleted after staying active for six hours. This is the internet, though, and nothing posted is ever truly deleted.
Or maybe KFC is telling the truth.
I can't believe it. The final secret ingredient has at last been revealed… A sprinkle of #Covfefe
— KFC UK & Ireland (@KFC_UKI) May 31, 2017
Some of Trump’s more vocal opponents seized the opportunity to weigh in as well.
what makes me saddest is that I know I'll never write anything funnier than #covfefe
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 31, 2017
Could it have been coverage that he meant to type? It doesn’t matter much. The damage is done. The mockery floodgates are open wide.
goodnight – i am sick of all this fake media vasweiwei
— ROSIE (@Rosie) May 31, 2017
Odds are the word will make it into the Dictionary for 2017. Even if the dictionary does go back to bed.
📈 Lookups fo…
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
No, you fool! It is I who have been summoned! By the Great Orb of T'kketh!
— the Wizard Covfefe (@CovfefeW) May 31, 2017
The President did pull the tweet, but followed up with this one. It is surprisingly self deprecating for Trump.
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Or could it possibly be this simple?
"I fell asleep with my phone in my hand." #endurance
— Rogue POTUS Staff (@RoguePOTUSStaff) May 31, 2017
That would be interesting, but nearly impossible. He would have had to have typed and hit send in his sleep.
Covfefe is, of course, the No. 1 Twitter trend. And it is spawning the memes, too.
"I just want to say one word to you. Just one word."
"Are you listening?"
"Yes, I am."
— Steven Santos (@stevensantos) May 31, 2017
— Matt (@hesthesenate) May 31, 2017
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) May 31, 2017
— Andrew Spena (@iamsosorry) May 31, 2017
— Stacey Startzel (@sstarz75) May 31, 2017
— Kath (@Kindkath) May 31, 2017
— 🐺🐺TwiLink🐺🐺 (@twilink11) May 31, 2017