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

01 June, 2017, 01:18 | Author: Evan Mason

U.S. President Donald Trump has famously used Twitter as a tool to boast about his accomplishments, attack his enemies and peddle misinformation.

"Despite the constant negative press covfefe", read the USA leader's short tweet sent early Wednesday.

The original message, which seemed to have been the start of a Trump complaint about media coverage, soon became a top trend on Twitter.

The president's tweet had more than 100,000 retweets. And he's attempting a recovery with the following tweet, asking his followers to find the "true meaning of "covfefe". With him running his presidential campaign based on proposed policies that he claimed would put "American first", along with him now being embroiled in a dispute with Germany over North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending, some suggested that covfefe could in fact mean "Convey Our Values, Fuck Everyone From Europe".

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The full tweet read: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe". It doesn't come up in standard dictionaries, and, although a lot of people thought he meant to say press coverage, a few people thought he meant press conference.

An incomprehensible tweet by Donald Trump ignites the WebDonald Trump is a president full of surprises and capable of everything. The covfefe kerfuffle is a new reminder that we're living in a unique political era: even the words are brand new.

Some users sought clarification from dictionary company Merriam-Webster. The president's late night tweet quickly went viral as people mocked the incomplete missive.

White House representatives did not reply to a request for comment on the post on Mr Trump's personal @realDonaldTrump account. As noted by the New York Times, the message was deleted approximately six hours later, which provided a large enough window to cause mass confusion and some whimsical responses. "Goes back to bed". ("My dad just bought the CA license plate 'COVFEFE, '" Talya Cooper tweeted with a photo of the triumphant fellow.) There was silliness and pointedness.


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