WASHINGTON — Half a sentence and a typo from the President of the United States are the most-talked about trends on the Internet.
So here’s what we know happened.
President Donald Trump tweeted “Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” a clause with no context, at 12:06 a.m. ET Wednesday.
As of 4 a.m., the tweet garnered more than 108,000 retweets and more than 135,000 likes.
The tweet was finally deleted about 5:50 a.m. ET Wednesday.
At 6:09 a.m., Trump took ownership of the gaff, tweeting: “Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ??? Enjoy!”
The Internet responded the only way the Interent knows how – hilariously:
Police departments even got in on the act:
Heck, one guy got the custom ‘covfefe’ license plate!
Naturally, late night host Jimmy Kimmel couldn’t pass this up:
Memes, why’d it have to be memes.
Don’t leave the Scottish out:
And finally, this Twitter war between two mythical ‘covfefe’ accounts:
So what does ‘covfefe’ mean? We may never know.
Most likely, ‘covfefe’ was intended to be coverage, but that’s no fun.
No word from Merriam-Webster on whether they’ll add it to the dictionary next year.
* A previous version of this story had a misspelling in the headline – proving typos can happen to anyone