What does it mean?
That’s the question many people are asking after a tweet from President Donald Trump. The tweet went up around midnight and appears to be a half-finished thought or a misspelling.
“Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” the tweet reads. The president, who’s known as an active Twitter user who often takes to the social media platform to discuss the news of the day, left the tweet up for several hours before deleting it around 5:45 a.m.
Here’s a screen capture:
The president appeared to have some fun with it Wednesday morning, tweeting: “Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ??? Enjoy!”
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
So far, the tweet has more than 123,000 retweets and more than 157,000 “likes” on Twitter. People have also replied to the president some 40,000 times, many of them baffled by the meaning behind “covfefe.” The hashtag #covfefe quickly became a trending topic, and Twitter users had plenty to say about it:
— Mbali (@ZuluFlower) May 31, 2017
— Robert Hannam (@RobRavenclaw) May 31, 2017
— astronoobie (@Astronoobie) May 31, 2017
— John Moffitt 🌊 (@JohnRMoffitt) May 31, 2017
$10 says it's the nuclear codes #covfefe
— Clea DuVall (@cleaduvall) May 31, 2017
— theBreaker.news (@theBreakerNews) May 31, 2017
📈 Lookups fo…
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017