Social media rushes to define Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

Jun 01, 2017, 01:19

Franken attempted to decipher a now-deleted tweet sent out by President Donald Trump just after midnight Wednesday morning, suggesting that it first entered the president's lexicon through his son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Starting with a wee-hours tweet that contained the mystifying nonword "covfefe", Trump on Wednesday unleashed a string of tweets that showed the president was holding nothing back, on matters both trivial and consequential.

Trump has been garnering his fair share of social media scrutiny these days. Enjoy!'. He deleted the original tweet.

"Who can figure out the true meaning of covfefe???".

Scrubs actor Zach Braff shared a photo of Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law, with the caption: "When covfefe is your activation word".

Emily Nussbaum the New Yorker's TV critic, posed a sobering thought.

For a few hours, while most of us were likely sleeping, things went insane.

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Some tried to work out how it was pronounced - possibilities ranging from cov-fee-fee to cov-feh-fay, but most joked about what the word meant. Was it just his attempt to expand the English vocabulary by introducing a new word "Covfefe" or he developed a sudden craving for coffee?

As of 5:30 a.m. ET - more than five hours later - the tweet had not been removed from Trump's official account.

No, "covfefe" isn't a typo, at least, not on the part of The Washington Post.

Spicer tells reporters when asked about the tweet: "I think the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant".

An incomprehensible tweet by Donald Trump ignites the WebDonald Trump is a president full of surprises and capable of everything.

Donald Trump's tweets are routinely the most heavily discussed topic on the internet, but his latest post to the social network site will likely go down as the POTUS's most infamous tweet yet.

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