If you're wondering what "covfefe" means, Twitter has you covered. President Trump's latest gaffe, introduced in the curious tweet "Despite the constant press covfefe," has inspired a wave of interesting interpretations.
In reality, "covfefe" is probably a typo of "coverage," and one can only imagine how the tweet came to be: Trump likely started typing something incendiary, got distracted by a claim made on cable TV, and then fell asleep before finishing the tweet — or something. That's the most plausible explanation here, but Twitter did what it does best — it pounced on Trump's latest tweet and delved into a rabid exploration of the newly-coined term.
It quickly became one of the president's most widely shared tweet — a high bar to clear, considering his active Twitter presence. Some stayed up all night waiting for Trump to delete the post, which he finally did around 6 a.m., but the damage was already done. And for once, Trump actually reacted like a somewhat normal person and tried to pass it off as a joke by tweeting next: "Who can figure out the true meaning of 'covfefe' ??? Enjoy!"
That was then followed by one of his regular tweet storms, which brought everyone crashing back to the real world and reminded us that "covfefe" isn't everything. But for a glorious few hours on the internet, it was — and here are some of that shining moment's best results.
Sugar, spice, and everything covfefe.
3It's Alien Communication
Really, his communication strategies are out of this world.
4Al Franken Has An Explanation For Everything
This isn't exactly the most serious issue that Sen. Franken has come up against during this administration.
5It Translates To Many Languages, Apparently
You know, a covfefe's like an Americano, with extra gas.
6It's A Typo, For A Specific Reason
Trump probably wouldn't have been able to make a joke about it if he'd seen this one.
7Actually, It's A Name
Was this exchange planned, or just awesome?
8This Really Could Happen
They have a Stephen Colbert ice cream flavor, why not a covfefe one?
9Advertising, Of Course!
First she was complicit, now she's covfefe.
10He's Just Too Independent
Really, autocorrect gets stuff wrong all the time, why should you listen to it anyway?
11Whatever It Is, We're Not Standing For It
Let the lawsuits roll in!
12This Almost Makes Sense In Context
"Despite all of the negative press taking health care away from American children" — I'm really curious about how that sentence would end.
13Really, It Defines All Of Trump
He's all covfefe, all the time.
14It's Evidence Of A Wrestling Match
For once, his minders came very close to getting his phone out of his hands — but alas.
15It's Got A Kind Of Middle Earth Vibe, Right?
Trump, however, did just enter into covfefe.
16I Believe We Call This "Delirium"
The hysteria over #covfefe feels like that moment when your stress/depression reaches a tipping point & suddenly everything is hilarious.— La (@Poodle_Snake) May 31, 2017
Let's be real, we all needed the outlet.
17Let's Be Introspective With This
Rather than making fun of #covfefe, Democrats should strive to understand why it resonates so strongly with the white working class— Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) May 31, 2017
In particular, how do they feel about covfefe in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin?
18It's A Word For Our Era
Is it me or is #covfefe somehow the perfect description of these wild and turbulent times? No other words have captured it so succinctly.— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) May 31, 2017
Only a matter of time before it turns up in all the dictionaries.
19It's Not There Yet, Though
Wakes up.— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
📈 Lookups fo...
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
You are all of us, Merriam-Webster.
20Let's Tie This Back To The Real World
If covfefe was our only problem, then we'd be golden.
22It's A Joke Among Presidents
Trump never did like to be left out of a joke.
23It's An Excuse To Engage
Here's a fun game:— Run for Something (@runforsomething) May 31, 2017
For every #covfefe tweet you see, tag someone you think should run for office.
Actually, that's an idea.
24You'll Be Ordering It Soon
I bet someone's already working on trademarking that one.