Trump sends confusing 'covfefe' tweet, lighting up Twitter
Posted May 31
President Donald Trump sent a confusing tweet early Wednesday morning that was later taken down and replaced by a second post, acknowledging the odd wording in the first.
Trump's first tweet, in its entirety, read, "Despite the constant negative press convfefe." The tweet generated more than 130,000 likes on the social media site before it was taken down.
The original tweet was deleted a few hours later, but another tweet sent from Trump's account followed, asking if anyone could find out the original's true meaning.
The term became a top trending item on Twitter, with many users supplying tongue-in-cheek meanings. One user joked that "covfefe" is already a popular name for babies in states that voted for Trump. Silicon Valley executive Andrew Crow went as far to change his last name on Twitter to "Covfefe." Jimmy Kimmel lamented that he'll never write anything funnier than the term.
Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster checked in with an eye-rolling tweet about people looking up "covfefe" on its website. Dozens of definitions have been submitted the Urban Dictionary website, which crowdsources meanings for slang terms.
The president returned to his normal Twitter routine later in the morning by slamming Democrats over the probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.