Covfefe? Errant Trump Tweet Lights Up Internet

Eventually Playful POTUS Even Asks "Who Can Figure Out True Meaning...."

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(ABC/WBEN) Donald Trump's latest twitter salvo was also perhaps his most confusing to date.

"Despite the constant negative press covfefe," the president inexplicably wrote just after midnight. And that was it for nearly six hours, before the unfinished tweet was removed from the president's account, only to be replaced in the morning with the president himself getting in on the social media furor to his own tweet.

 

In the meantime, Twitter had been set alight with a slew of bemused reactions to what most presumed was a typo of 'coverage', and the legend of 'covfefe' was born.

On The WBEN Liveline:

Within a short time, #covfefe was trending on Twitter and the original tweet has been re-tweeted more than 105,000 times and received more than 148,000 likes.  Many on Twitter have supplied tongue-in-cheek meanings. One user joked that “covfefe” is already a popular name for babies in states that voted for Trump.

Memes were born anew.

Within a short time, #covfefe was trending on Twitter and the original tweet has been re-tweeted more than 105,000 times and received more than 148,000 likes.

The social media furor even spawned a battle of newly formed fantasy characters, battling for the throne of #covfefe.​

The twitter reactions engendered secondary trending topics like "Urban Dictionary," which was among the most-discussed topics on Twitter as users took to the crowd-sourced internet dictionary to create definitions for the new term.

Merriam-Webster, the famed official dictionary with a notably snarky Twitter feed, also got in on the action, albeit briefly.

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