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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.

Trump sends confusing tweet

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.

Trump sends confusing tweet

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.

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  • Ken Ackerman May 31, 2:19 p.m.
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    You mean the comedian pictured with his head? I didn't necessarily find it funny but I didn't think it was necessarily offensive either. I suspect people you supported made worse jokes and threats against our last President.

    trump doesn't have a redeeming cell in his entire body.

    People love to spew about how other candidates lied. We don't know for a fact any of them lied, we just know they were accused repeatedly. Everyone that watched ANY of his campaign speeches or watches the news has personally caught trump in a lie on a nearly daily basis.

  • Ken Ackerman May 31, 2:10 p.m.
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    You can't blame WRAL because trump is insane. His staff should know by now that when his dementia is flaring up they need to take his phone away. Maybe give him one that lights up but doesn't really send messages?

    He has absolutely zero redeeming qualities. If you want positive reporting about him, perhaps you should start your own fake news site?

  • Michael Bawden May 31, 2:00 p.m.
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    This gets more press than the Griffen story? I dont expect liberals to know anout Griffen story.

  • Ralph Savary May 31, 1:39 p.m.
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    It would be a lot easier tracking how many consecutive days Trump does anything positive. Day zero!

  • Tom Baker May 31, 10:07 a.m.
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    There hasn't been a single day this president has not made a fool out of himself. His twitter habitats are symptomatic for his administration. If his intentions weren't so dangerous for this country, it could be actually funny.

  • Rod Runner May 31, 9:58 a.m.
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    So, you're blaming WRAL for the President doing negative things on a daily basis?

  • Wayne Hill May 31, 9:54 a.m.
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    I am going to start tracking how many consecutive days WRAL reports on the President negatively. I expect it to be a long and continual tracking report. Even the devil cannot be as bad as the media reports President Trump to be. Day 1.