Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet Baffles Internet

President posts late-night sentence fragment
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2017 1:54 AM CDT
Updated May 31, 2017 6:28 AM CDT
Trump 'Covfefe' Tweet Baffles Internet

Did President Trump fall asleep mid-tweet? The Internet was baffled by a tweet posted just after midnight Wednesday from the president that read, in full, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe." The post was retweeted and liked tens of thousands of times over the following hours as people debated the meaning of "covfefe" and the reason why the post remained up for so long, reports the Guardian. It was taken down shortly before 6am, and shortly after that the president himself addressed but didn't unlock the mystery, tweeting, "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!"

USA Today notes that even if Trump had misspelled the word "coverage," the subject is still totally unclear. Merriam-Webster declined to define the term, tweeting that it had checked Twitter and gone back to bed. Comedian Kristina Wong tweeted that someone—"probably the Russians"—has already bought If you have nothing to do this morning, you can while away the hours reading the avalanche of reactions to the tweet on Twitter. (Here's what the president tweets about the most.)

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