White House Won't Confirm Or Deny Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet Was A Typo

After President Donald Trump tweeted an enigmatic, apparently unfinished statement in the wee hours of the morning, American Twitter delighted in pointing out his invention of a new word: Covfefe.

Trump tweeted "Despite the constant negative press covfefe", a clause with no context, at 12:06 a.m. ET Wednesday.

Words With Friends, the popular mobile games that closely resembles Scrabble, added President Donald Trump's tweet typo "covfefe" to the game's accepted vocabulary list. Internet reacts to Presiden't "covfefe" tweetThe tweet went viral, getting almost 120,000 retweets and 150,000 likes in 6 hours. "We should interpret this tweet as 'Despite the constant negative press, we're still brilliant, ' " it read.

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel tweeted, "what makes me saddest is that I know I'll never write anything funnier than #covfefe".

If you wanted to personalized your NY license plate as "COVFEFE", you'll have to pick something else.

Meanwhile, the Twitter handle for dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster, known for its tongue-in-cheek musings on the SNS service, offered up a sarcastic tweet about people searching for the word on its website. It's that the president of the United States is late-night drunk-tweeting incomplete sentences with made-up words.

But the tweet confirms several things that we've known since Trump took office: He's rogue.

Moments after tweeting about the "meaning of covfefe" on Wednesday, he turned to Twitter again to blast the Russian Federation probes and address a series of other issues.

Wednesday's tweet quickly drew a deluge of attention. And then Trump's Twitter account went silent for several hours. Trump himself has been pushing staff to give him more free time. Even Urban Dictionary has a few amusing definitions of the word.

  • Leroy Wright