The Presidency is an institution that generates a lot of interest from the citizens since everything the President does is scrutinized and criticized to the last detail.
Trump is one of the most prolific Twitter users and being the current President, the amount of scrutiny on his tweets is usually immense and it is partly thanks to his rather eccentric tweets.
Well today, Trump tweeted this statement below which became instantly viral thanks to a hilarious typo at the end.
He sent that tweet at 7:06AM East African Time which was 12:06am Eastern Time which you can assume was the last thing he tweeted before going to sleep. However, in that short time the tweet has been live, it has garnered quite the commotion on Twitter where it started by people trying to figure out what covfefe meant.
The Russian reference had to be made.
— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) May 31, 2017
I hate the Internet
— Bendiz (@Bendizxo) May 31, 2017
Or maybe an aide took his phone from him
He types as aides run to wrestle phone away from his hands pic.twitter.com/ZnMwzAbTxn
— Lucas Matney (@Lucas_Matney) May 31, 2017
He maybe wanted to say covfefe
It's been 22 minutes. I think he meant covfefe.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) May 31, 2017
Well others thought it was a typo for “coffee”
— Jacob Oller (@JacobOller) May 31, 2017
Even Dictionaries were perplexed by people searching for the term
📈 Lookups fo…
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
It even got an explanation on Urban Dictionary
— Christopher Berg (@Chris_de_Berg) May 31, 2017
This typo even went beyond Twitter where someone created a subreddit based on it.
— John Kinnear (@askdadblog) May 31, 2017
Well this lady said her dad decided to book a numberplate based on the ridiculous typo
— Talya Cooper (@talicoop) May 31, 2017
A ‘new’ Pokemon that suspiciously looks like Trump
— Jamill Payne (@JamillPayne) May 31, 2017
A Twitter account with the same name was created
— Covfefe (@covfefe) May 31, 2017
Someone even registered a domain name
— Lance Hodges (@lancehodges) May 31, 2017
However, this guy is probably right. He meant to write coverage, but still the typo is funnier.
I think Trump was trying to write, "despite the negative press coverage…" accidentally hit sent after mucking up & got distracted.
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) May 31, 2017
But as the comic strip below illustrates, the typo sure did keep the Internet busy. Great work Trump!
— Samir Ghimire (@SamirGhimireSG) May 31, 2017
Well, after all the kerfuffle the tweet made on Twitter, Trump has now deleted the tweet.
[Update] Trump has joked about the whole situation
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017