Around midnight on Wednesday, he tweeted, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe".
The president perhaps meant to type 'coverage'. And the internet was blessed with the gem "covfefe". At the time of writing this, his tweet had over 81,000 retweets and 29,000 replies.
Despite the constant negative press covfefe— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
The tweet was deleted after being online for over 6 hours. Like a good sport, Mr Trump teased everyone with this tweet.
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
It may have been deleted but for hours #covfefe was the biggest worldwide trend on Twitter.
Mr Trump probably went to sleep but some quality memes were made on Twitter.
And Twitter kept going on and on...
I'm gonna call in #Covfefe to work tomorrow— Jill (@jillinheels) May 31, 2017
QUESTION: it's been 2 hours.Why are they intentionally leaving up #covfefe?
It's gonna get them a lot more negative press covfefe https://t.co/PKGoXVpqI7— God (@TheGoodGodAbove) May 31, 2017
Alert your doctor if you experience a #covfefe lasting more than 4 hours.— David Rotten (@davideric22) May 31, 2017
And the word even made it to urban dictionary
There was even a conspiracy theory about the typo
I'm sure this is a social experiment by the White House and everyone who typed #covfefe is now on a watchlist.— Andrew Blanchard (@AndyTheBlanch) May 31, 2017
A poll was put out to decide the word's pronunciation
What is the correct pronunciation of #covfefe?— Fusion (@Fusion) May 31, 2017
And some genius jumped on the business opportunity and made a T-shirt
Internet was just grateful
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