In the early hours of May 31, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to say something about the negative press. But this is what his tweet looked like, thanks to an epic typo.
that was the moment Trump became prsiduvhirw pic.twitter.com/fKVPPNVFH0— Anthony Brian Smith (@AnthonyBLSmith) May 31, 2017
Needless to say, social media users went crazy trying to decipher what the president was trying to say. While people made jokes of the word and used it in various sentences to poke fun at the POTUS, the tweet got no clarifications and remained just where it was, for several hours, without even being deleted.
However, now White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is denying that the tweet was actually a typo, and is arguing that the social media post was very much made on purpose and delivered a message to a certain group of people.
In a press briefing, Spicer when probed about the tweet said “The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant” when he tweeted “covfefe” at 12:06 a.m. Reporters burst out laughing at what they had just heard.
So, firstly if Spicer was joking, his tone certainly didn’t make that apparent. But what is more concerning is that if he wasn’t joking, what is “covfefe” the code word for? Also, if the tweet really was intended for a “small group of people” why was it deleted in the morning.
Trump, then embarrassed by his own acts in a desperate attempt to cover up, tweeted:
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
While a lot of hilarious comments poured in on this tweet too, given the president’s troubled relationship with the press, the right answer for what “covefefe” really means would likely be “coverage”; given the “negative press coverage.”
Urban Dictionary to the rescue. Please have a look pic.twitter.com/Am94zsod7d— Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi (@Ali_Abbas_Zaidi) May 31, 2017
covfefe (n) - when someone becomes POTUS who is unfit to be POTUS, but ppl hope that somehow he'll shape up, but actually he's the same.— Shiyam Galyon (@ShiyamG) May 31, 2017
Meaning: Covfefe:— Deplorable (@wseminole99) June 1, 2017
The deliberate act to to misconstrue or twist a narrative in favor of one particular party or affiliation. #Trumptweets