‘Covfefe’: Trump’s Unfinished, Misspelled Tweet Is an Internet Sensation

By Susan Jones | May 31, 2017 | 5:27am EDT

(CNSNews.com) – With six words – only five that make sense – President Donald Trump’s midnight tweet took the Internet by storm early Wednesday morning, even though no one is sure what he meant.

The unfinished tweet, posted at six minutes after midnight, reads: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”

No period, nothing else. The president apparently intended to say “press coverage,” but ‘covfefe’ is what he wrote.

The tweet was still up before dawn on Wednesday, and by 5:20 a.m. EDT it had been “liked” more than 156,000 times and retweeted more than 122,000 times.


Trump removed the tweet shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday, putting another in its place, which read:  "Who can figure out the true meaning of 'covfefe' ???  Enjoy!"

Before the tweet was removed, Twitter users had fun with “covfefe,” some joking it's Russian for “I resign”; and others suggesting it may be the nuclear code. 

One man supposedly ordered a new California license plate reading “covfefe”; and someone tweeted a photoshopped picture of Queen Elizabeth holding a sign reading, “What the hell is covfefe?”

Some tweets joked, “Make America Covfefe Again,” and at least one person suggested “Mein Covfefe” as the title for Trump’s memoir.

Some put the word to music, as in: “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s covfefe….”

The New York Times said it contacted the White House for comment, but none was forthcoming at that time of night.

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