Yesterday at 2:06PM AEST, President Trump sent out a cryptic tweet that read, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”. The internet spent the next six hours utterly confused. And, of course, there were memes. So many memes. And even an Urban Dictionary definition.
President Donald Trump speaks at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, 29 May 2017 in Arlington, Virginia (Photo by Olivier Douliery – Pool/Getty Images)
President Donald J. Trump’s deleted tweet from 2:06PM AEST, Wednesday afternoon that read “despite the constant negative press covfete” (Screenshot)
But around 8PM, the tweet was finally deleted and at 8:09PM we finally got the president’s follow-up:
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
That’s right, President Trump is apparently going to play this one like he intended to tweet the word “covfefe”. At least for now.
Just to be clear, “covfefe” is not a word, despite the many guesses and jokes about what it could have meant. Merriam-Webster dictionary even weighed in yesterday to simply express exhaustion with the entire thing.
Wakes up.— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
? Lookups fo…
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
It looks like Trump is just going to move on and never give the public an explanation for his bizarre tweet yesterday. After the “covfefe” incident, he posted new tweets about the Democrats, the Russia investigation and Carter Page, a former advisor to the president:
So now it is reported that the Democrats, who have excoriated Carter Page about Russia, don't want him to testify. He blows away their….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
…case against him & now wants to clear his name by showing "the false or misleading testimony by James Comey, John Brennan…" Witch Hunt!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Curiously, Kellyanne Conway has claimed Trump doesn’t even know Carter Page.
And you’ll never guess where Trump got his tweets from last night:
Carter Page testimony reportedly postponed indefinitely at the request of Democrats pic.twitter.com/tlKNuCJNkb— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) May 31, 2017