A few minutes past midnight last night (or technically this morning) President Trump tweeted, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”
So it seems like he not only meant to type “coverage,” but also complete his thought. Scott Adams hypothesized that Trump was composing the tweet, got interrupted, and accidentally pocket-tweeted. Seems plausible. If you’ve ever put your phone in your pocket without turning its screen off, you know that some weird stuff can happen.
The thing is, Trump did not delete the tweet until several hours later. I can’t tell you whether that was intentional or not. Regardless, it made the mistake that much funnier.
Trump’s reaction to his gaffe was excellent, too:
This confirms that nobody can possibly laugh at him because he’s already laughing along with us. It’s all in good fun.
Could “covfefe” end up in Merriam-Webster some day? Let’s make it happen!